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ADMB Project: http://www.admb-project.org/
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Version: ADMB-11
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Released: July 4,2012
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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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accuracy parameter estimates. AD Model Builder is a high level language built
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around the AUTODIF Library, a C++ language extension which transparently
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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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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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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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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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Table of Contents
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 * Release Notes
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   - Changes
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 * Requirements
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 * Downloading
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 * Installation from Binary Distribution
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   - Linux and GCC
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   - MacOS and XCode
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   - Windows and GCC
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   - Windows and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express
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 * Installation from Source Code
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   - Linux/MacOS and GCC
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   - Linux and Intel Compiler
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   - Linux and Solaris Studio
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   - MacOS and Clang
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   - Windows and GCC
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   - Windows and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Express
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   - Windows and Cygwin with MinGW-w64
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 * Documentation
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 * Developing AD Model Builder
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   - Version Control
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   - Developer documentation
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 * Help and Support
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 * Contributors
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Release Notes
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The goal for this release was to improve algorithms, add new requested features,
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correct defects (bugs), and streamline installation and build process.
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Changes
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 * Fixed gammln functions
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 * Fixed configure script
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 * Fixed atan2 functions
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 * Documentation changes
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 * Script changes
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 * Various bug fixes
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Thanks to the following people for providing fixes and suggestions.
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 * Dave Fournier
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 * Jan Jaap
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 * Gareth Williams
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 * Weihai Liu
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 * Barak A. Pearlmutter
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Requirements
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ADMB has been tested and used on Windows and Linux operating systems in both 32
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and 64 bit versions. A C/C++ compiler must be be installed on the local
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computer.
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Several compilers are supported, including
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 * GCC 3.4 or newer
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 * Microsoft Visual C++ 2003 or newer
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 * MacOS XCode 3.2 and 4.x
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 * Clang 3.0
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 * Intel C++ Compiler 11
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 * Solaris Studio 12
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If the compiler is not listed, build the source distribution or email
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users@admb-project.org for help.
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