[ADMB Users] After install ADMB-ide-440-2, 'admb' is not recognized ....

Arni Magnusson arnima at hafro.is
Mon Nov 29 10:59:41 PST 2010

Hi Saang-Yoon,

This problem is briefly explained on page 18 of the user manual 

First, locate the directory containing admb.bat. On my computer it's 

Now open a Dos shell and type:

   echo %PATH%

This lists the directories where Windows looks for commands that you type 
in the Dos shell. When I work with ADMB in the Dos shell, I type something 
equivalent to

   set ADMB_HOME=c:/admb/gcc440
   set PATH=c:/gnu/gcc440/bin;c:/admb/gcc440/bin

which defines a minimal PATH to make the shell recognize the ADMB 
compilation commands. A longer PATH can be problematic when compiling ADMB 

The most likely problem is that your PATH variable either doesn't contain 
the c:/admb/gcc440/bin directory at all, or it contains extra spaces or 
other garbage that confuses Windows. The 'set' command above changes the 
PATH temporarily, only for that shell session. There are many ways to 
modify the PATH permanently in Windows, none of them very graceful. One 
way is described on page 18 in the ADMB-IDE user manual.


On Mon, 29 Nov 2010, Saang-Yoon wrote:

> Hi.
> I installed ADMB-ide-440-2.  But when I type
>    admb xxx.tpl
> it does not compile and link.  The automatic message says that 'admb' is 
> not recognized as an internal or external command, ....
> Any idea?
> Thank you,
> Saang-Yoon

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