[ADMB Users] makadmb vs. admb

Saang-Yoon shyunuw at gmail.com
Wed Mar 17 11:09:30 PDT 2010

Good morning, Arni.
Thank you very much for your prompt response.  I wish ADMB developers
should not change commands regardless of updating versions; i.e., I
wish the traditional command "makadmb" (in addition to new commands of
"adcomp", "adlink" and "admb") should still work in updated versions.
Thank you, Arni.  Best.

On Mar 17, 5:19 am, Arni Magnusson <arn... at hafro.is> wrote:
> Good point, Saang-Yoon. I don't think the new compilation scripts have
> been introduced properly.
> I wrote the new scripts (adcomp, adlink, admb) to replace a wide variety
> of old scripts that had different compiler-dependent names. Some of the
> old scripts didn't work, and sometimes there were obvious missing scripts
> for a given compiler, left as an exercise for the user.
> As you may already have found out, adcomp compiles (C++ -> object code),
> adlink links (object code -> executable), and admb builds (translates,
> compiles, and links).
> The new scripts provide a uniform user interface for all compilers, and
> intuitive options for fine control. A simple help page is shown if you run
> a script without any arguments, and more details can be found in the
> script comments and code.
> These scripts should of course be mentioned in the ADMB user manual. The
> 9.0 version of the manual only mentions 'makeadmb', 'myvcc.bat',
> 'linkvcc.bat', and 'makedll.bat', which have all been deprecated. A
> forthcoming version of the manual will mention the new scripts instead,
> and the ADMB-RE manual is already up to date.
> Incidentally, I have just released a new set of scripts for GCC (Windows
> and Linux) and Borland (Windows) that can be downloaded from:
>    http://admb-project.org/community/editing-tools/admb-ide
> These are the most current scripts and will also ship with the next
> version of ADMB. GCC and Borland are the compilers I have on my machine,
> and I hope the ADMB community will maintain similar scripts for other
> platforms and compilers. I believe Johnoel Ancheta adapted the scripts for
> Sun Studio and Visual C++, and Laurie Kell is currently improving the
> Visual C++ scripts.
> Arni
> On Tue, 16 Mar 2010, Saang-Yoon wrote:
> > Hello.
> > Recently I learned that "admb" is a new command for compilng and
> > linking a TPL file.  I have been using "makadmb" for several years,
> > which still works.  I am curious about why "admb" replaces "makadmb"
> > and what is a difference between those two commands.  Is there any
> > place that describes answers to my curiosity?  If so, please introduce
> > it.  Otherwise, would you mind explanining?  Thanks,
> > Saang-Yoon
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