[Developers] admb -v

Johnoel Ancheta johnoel at hawaii.edu
Tue Aug 24 16:54:09 PDT 2010

  Hi all,

Implemented and committed Arni's suggestions

~/admb-trunk $ svn diff -r 739:740

The sample output

$ ham4 -help
AD Model Builder 9.1.737M [admb-linux-gcc3.4.6-64bit]
Copyright (c) 2008, 2009, 2010 Regents of the University of California

Usage: ham4 option(s)
        where an option consists of -option_tag followed by arguments if 

  -ainp NAME      change default ascii input parameter file name to NAME
  -binp NAME      change default binary input parameter file name to NAME

To build the code, follow the procedure:

1. create the configure script
~/admb-trunk $ make --directory=scripts/configure

2. run the configure
~/admb-trunk $ ./configure

3. build ADMB
~/admb-trunk $ make

4. test the build [Optional]
~/admb-trunk $ make verify

5. install ADMB to /usr/local
~/admb-trunk  $ sudo make install


On 8/19/10 8:09 AM, Arni Magnusson wrote:
> As far as I know, there is no reliable way of retrieving the ADMB 
> version info.
> What I have done in the past is to compile a model, type "model 
> -help", and then read the version number from the output line. Even 
> this cumbersome method is not reliable: ADMB 9.1 reports that it's 
> version 9.0.x. This was mentioned during the La Jolla meeting in 
> March, but with no resolution.
> One approach might be to create a small text file called VERSION, in 
> the main directory with LICENSE and README (and NEWS!). This way, 
> anyone could check this file to see what version of ADMB is in that 
> directory. The user compilation scripts (adcomp, adlink, admb) would 
> then show this text file if the user types -v.
> The question arises what the VERSION file should contain when a 
> development version of ADMB (between formal releases) is built. In 
> order of complexity:
> (1) just report the last formal release 9.1 [still a major improvement]
> (2) append a simple flag 9.1-devel [nice]
> (3) do some configure/makefile magic to append the SVN revision number 
> 9.1.727, but only for development versions [useful for developers]
> I suppose it would also be useful to include the OS and compiler 
> version that was used to build the libraries:
>   AD Model Builder 9.1 [win32-vc9]
>   AD Model Builder 9.1.727 [linux64-gcc441]
> Given this info, the build date should not be necessary, but the 
> super-curious can check when the VERSION file was created.
> Arni
> On Thu, 19 Aug 2010, Ben Bolker wrote:
>> Is there a simple way (something like admb --version) to retrieve 
>> ADMB version info?  I believe I'm using revision 76 of the public 
>> SVN, which I *think* is identical to "admb-9.1-linux-gcc4.2-32bit.zip 
>> ( ADMB 9.1 Linux for gcc 4.2 (32 bit); Dec 2009)";
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