ADMB Quick Start Linux

Released March 7, 2021

Describe downloading, installing and using ADMB from binary release for Linux.

Debugging — To use admb with a debugger for testing, read BuildingSourceUnix to build with debug symbols. Since using the debug libraries will result in slower runs, it is only recommended for troubleshooting and debugging code.


The following tools are required to be installed on the local Linux computer.

  • GNU C++
  • GNU stream editor (sed)

Quick Start

  1. Download


  2. Install

    Open a Terminal, then use the command below to extract contents of the downloaded zip file to ~/admb-12.3/.

    [~]$ unzip
  3. Use ADMB

    In the Terminal window, use the steps below to build and run the simple example.

    Change to simple example directory.

    [~]$ cd ~/admb-12.3/examples/admb/simple

    Build simple example.

    [~/admb-12.3/examples/admb/simple/]$ ~/admb-12.3/admb simple.tpl

    Debug — Use the admb debug option -g for debugging.

    Run simple example.

    [~/admb-12.3/examples/admb/simple/]$ ./simple

    Read manuals for more information.


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