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ADMB-11.1 (Released May 10, 2013)
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ADMB Project  
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*ADMB-11.1*  
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ADMB Project: http://www.admb-project.org/
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Overview
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The ADMB (Automatic Differentiation Model Builder) software suite is an
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environment for nonlinear statistical modeling enabling rapid model
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development, numerical stability, fast and efficient computation, and high
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implements reverse mode automatic differentiation. A closely related software
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package, ADMB-RE, implements random effects in nonlinear models.
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ADMB is an open source project.  Read the AD Model Builder [LICENSE.txt](LICENSE.html).
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Donations
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ADMB is an open source project that is freely available for download. If you
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would like to contribute or donate funds, please contact users@admb-project.org.
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ADMB is freely available for download. If you would like to contribute or donate funds,
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please contact <users@admb-project.org>.
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Cool ADMB T-shirts are also available for purchase.
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How to Cite ADMB
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Fournier, D.A., H.J. Skaug, J. Ancheta, J. Ianelli, A. Magnusson, M.N. Maunder,
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A. Nielsen, and J. Sibert. 2012. AD Model Builder: using automatic
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differentiation for statistical inference of highly parameterized complex
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nonlinear models. Optim. Methods Softw. 27:233-249.
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    Fournier, D.A., H.J. Skaug, J. Ancheta, J. Ianelli, A. Magnusson, M.N. Maunder,
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    A. Nielsen, and J. Sibert. 2012. AD Model Builder: using automatic
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    differentiation for statistical inference of highly parameterized complex
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    nonlinear models. Optim. Methods Softw. 27:233-249.
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It can be downloaded for free from the publisher:
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'http://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10556788.2011.597854'.
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The abstract and publication can be freely [downloaded][publisher_link] from the publisher.
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[publisher_link]: http://tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10556788.2011.597854
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Documentation
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Release notes are in CHANGES.txt.
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Read release notes for changes and features in [CHANGES.txt](CHANGES.html).
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Installation procedures are in INSTALL.txt.
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Read the installation procedures in [INSTALL.txt](INSTALL.html) for Unix and Windows computers.
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User manuals for AD Model Builder, the AUTODIF library and the ADMB-RE nonlinear
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random effects module can be downloaded from
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'http://www.admb-project.org/downloads/'.
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random effects module are in the [ADMB downloads][ADMB_downloads_link].
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Additional documentation is also available on the ADMB website
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'http://www.admb-project.org/'.
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[ADMB_downloads_link]: http://www.admb-project.org/downloads/
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Additional documentation is also available on the [ADMB website][ADMB_link].
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Help and Support
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For help and support, email 'users@admb-project.org'.
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For help and support, email <users@admb-project.org>.
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User list archives are available from
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'http://lists.admb-project.org/pipermail/users/'.
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User list [archives][ADMB_users] are available.
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Developers list archives are available from
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'http://lists.admb-project.org/pipermail/developers/'.
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[ADMB_users]: http://lists.admb-project.org/pipermail/users/
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Developers list [archives][ADMB_developers] are available.
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[ADMB_developers]: http://lists.admb-project.org/pipermail/developers/
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Contributors
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This software was originally developed by David Fournier of Otter Research Ltd.
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Several other folks have contributed to the ADMB Project:
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