ADMB Project

Released December 9, 2014

The installation procedure for installing ADMBTerminal app for the MacOS.


PrerequisiteApple Developer Tools (XCode) must be installed.

  1. Download ADMB installer

    ADMB-11.2pre XCode (64 Bit).dmg
    ADMB-11.2pre XCode (32 Bit).dmg

  2. Double click downloaded ADMB dmg file.

  3. In the mounted disk image ADMBTerminal, copy ADMBTerminal into the Applications folder.

    Note — ADMBTerminal will set ADMB_HOME to /Applications/

Quick Start

Describe the procedure for building and running the ADMB simple example.

  1. Open "ADMBTerminal" located in /Applications, then type admb for Usage options.

    $ admb
    Builds AD Model Builder executable or library.
    Usage: admb [-c] [-d] [-g] [-r] [-f] model [src(s)]
     -c     Build only object file(s) (.obj).
     -d     Build a shared library (.so).
     -g     Build with debug symbols.
     -r     Build with Random effects library (ADMB-RE).
     -f     Build with Fast optimized mode library (no bounds checking).
            By default, admb script builds with bounds checking.
     model  TPL file (ie simple.tpl or the filename simple with no .tpl
     src(s) C/C++ Source file(s) containing classes, methods and variables that
            are used in model.
  2. Copy simple example from ADMB_HOME.

    $ cp -R $ADMB_HOME/examples/admb/simple .
  3. Must change to the copied simple directory .

    $ cd simple
  4. Build the simple example.

    $ admb simple
    *** Parse tpl: simple.tpl
    tpl2cpp simple
    *** Compile: simple.cpp
    c++ -c -O3 -I. -I"/Applications/" -I"/Applications/" -osimple.obj simple.cpp
    *** Linking: simple.obj 
    c++ -O3 -osimple simple.obj "/Applications/" "/Applications/"
    Successfully built executable.
  5. Run the simple example.

    $ ./simple
    Initial statistics: 2 variables; iteration 0; function evaluation 0; phase 1
    Function value   3.6493579e+01; maximum gradient component mag  -3.6127e+00
    Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   
      1  0.00000 -3.61269e+00 |  2  0.00000 -7.27814e-01 |
     - final statistics:
    2 variables; iteration 7; function evaluation 19
    Function value   1.4964e+01; maximum gradient component mag  -7.0014e-05
    Exit code = 1;  converg criter   1.0000e-04
    Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   |Var   Value    Gradient   
      1  1.90909 -7.00140e-05 |  2  4.07818 -2.08982e-05 |
    Estimating row 1 out of 2 for hessian
    Estimating row 2 out of 2 for hessian
  6. Consult the ADMB manuals for description of the simple output files.


If help is needed, please email the ADMB users group