[Developers] Control files and basic MCMC
arnima at hafro.is
Sat Jan 18 02:03:50 PST 2014
ADMB version r1509 proudly presents the LUP vector. A new overloaded
function init_bounded_number(LUP) that accepts as an argument a vector of
length 3 that specifies the lower bound, upper bound, and phase.
As the rest of us were getting excited about pseudocode and issue tickets
Dave ended the discussion by just writing the code... Steve Martell then
committed the code to the trunk (r1509).
I have created a Plone directory dedicated to this development at
It currently contains three models (example, pella, pella2) that
demonstrate the new capability. As advertised, the code shrinks and
simplifies considerably. In pella2, the control file is now LUP instead of
PLUI, so the initial values are set in a .pin file. One could of course
specify the initial values at the bottom of the control file, or put
everything in the .dat file, like John Sibert mentioned.
I hope the http://admb-project.org/developers/ctl directory will encourage
developers to test and upload new ideas about further improvements of the
control file functionality in ADMB. John's XML idea could be valuable,
also to establish a general interface to external programs or data
servers. ADMB can handle big data, right?
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