ADMB Quick Start Windows

Released March 7, 2021

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

Alternative — To install from zip file, read QuickStartWindowsZip.

Quick Start

  1. Download

    Download installer admb-12.3-windows.exe which includes MinGW-w64 C++ compiler from Rtools-4.0.

  2. Install

    Double click downloaded installer file and follow menu prompts.

  3. Use ADMB

    In the Windows Start Menu, locate and double click ADMB-12.3 Command Prompt, then use the steps below to build and run the simple example.

    Change to simple example directory.

    C:\> cd \admb-12.3\examples\admb\simple

    Build simple example.

    C:\admb-12.3\examples\admb\simple> admb simple.tpl

    Run simple example.

    C:\admb-12.3\examples\admb\simple> simple.exe

    Read manuals for more information.

  4. OptionalConfigure PATH

    An alternative to using the ADMB-12.3 Command Prompt is to add the ADMB directories C:\admb-12.3\bin and C:\admb-12.3\utilities to the system enviroment PATH variable. This will allow admb to be used in every Windows Command Prompt.

AD Studio

Alternatively, install AD Studio, a dedicated environment for developing ADMB and TMB models. It uses the C++ compiler from Rtools and has especially good support for R, LaTeX, Markdown, GDB, and Git.

AD Studio 1.0 comes with ADMB 12.0, which is one version older than 12.1.


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