“Emacs admb-mode without the Emacs” The purpose of ADMB-IDE is to make the convenient features of Emacs admb-mode available to non-Emacs users. In other words, to disable the standard Emacs behavior.

Experienced Emacs users may prefer to ignore the ADMB-IDE .emacs file, and simply install and load admb.el like other Emacs packages. It is a standard “major mode’’ that follows all Emacs mode conventions.