[ADMB Users] Fwd: Novice question on ADMB on Mac

John Sibert sibert at hawaii.edu
Mon Jan 4 09:49:52 PST 2010

Well, I'm not too sure what you downoaded, but I assume you got 
admb-9.1-macos-xcode3.1-32bit.zip. The the following installation 
instructions are linked in the left menu on 
http://admb-project.org/documentation/install. It currently doesn't 
display properly, so I have quoted it below. We are also working on a 
complete MacOS installer, but it isn't quite ready for prime time.

Creation and running MCMC models is described in Chaper 2 of the ADMB 
Manual. http://admb-project.googlecode.com/files/admb.pdf

I hope this helps. Please let us know if you have further questions.


> *ADMB Installation on Mac OS X*
> *Introduction*
> Beneath the Apple GUI, a Mac is just a regular Unix system using the 
> gcc compiler, so installing and running ADMB on a Mac is the same as 
> on a Linux system. All you have to do first is to download the free 
> development tools (including gcc) from the Apple website.
> *Obtaining the development tools*
> Apple requires that you register as a developer to download the tools. 
> Membership is free, and you get a ton of Unix software along with gcc. 
> To sign up, go to the Apple Developer Connection at 
> developer.apple.com/products/membership.html.
> The Unix software is bundled with Apple's development tools called 
> Xcode. To download the latest version (3.1.2 as of May 2009), go to 
> developer.apple.com/mac and follow the Xcode link. This version is 
> what you want if you are running the latest version of Mac OS 
> (presently 10.5.x, aka Leopard), but it will not run under Mac OS 10.4 
> (Tiger).
> If you are running Mac OS 10.4, you want Xcode 2.2.1. To get it, do 
> the following:
> (i) Go to the Mac Developer Program page at 
> developer.apple.com/products/mac/program.
> (ii) Click on the tiny "ADC member site" tab at the top of the page.
> (iii) Log in as a member, then click on "Downloads".
> (iv) In the list of downloads on the right side of the page, click on 
> "Mac OS X".
> (v) Scroll down to Xcode 2.2.1.
> *Installing and running ADMB*
> Same as Linux. Create an ADMB install directory, e.g. $HOME/admb, and 
> add the following lines to your .bashrc file:
> export ADMB_HOME
> PATH=$PATH:$HOME/admb/bin

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *Guillaume Chapron* <guillaume.chapron at ekol.slu.se 
> <mailto:guillaume.chapron at ekol.slu.se>>
> Date: Thu, Dec 24, 2009 at 7:45 AM
> Subject: Novice question on ADMB on Mac
> To: jnancheta at gmail.com <mailto:jnancheta at gmail.com>
> Hello,
> I would like to try ADMB as an alternative to WinBUGS. I'm glad to see 
> that the software is now available on Mac. I have downloaded it, and I 
> have a very dummy question: now what do I do? Where is the program, or 
> where is the xcode project?
> Thanks for help!
> --
> Guillaume Chapron, PhD
> Assistant Professor
> Grimsö Wildlife Research Station
> Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
> SE - 73091 Riddarhyttan, Sweden
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John Sibert
Emeritus Researcher, SOEST
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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