[ADMB Users] Volunteer needed: ADMB, Windows & R user

Chris Gast cmgast at gmail.com
Wed Aug 24 13:33:27 PDT 2011

I do primarily use ADMB in a Windows environment, with a standard
installation.  I have set up a number of scripts to automate simulations and
post-processing via the shell() function in R, but for the purposes you
describe, I believe my installation will suffice.


Chris Gast
cmgast at gmail.com

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:43 PM, Mollie Brooks <mbrooks at ufl.edu> wrote:

> Thanks Chris,
> Are you running ADMB on the Ubuntu side or the WIndows side? We need
> someone familiar with running it under Windows. The goal is to make it work
> automatically for Windows users without much fooling around which involves
> getting R2admb to automatically find the installed version of ADMB on a
> typical computer.
> Mollie
> On 24 Aug 2011, at 1:36 PM, Chris Gast wrote:
> I haven't been using R2admb, but I have been interfacing R with ADMB in
> other (rudimentary) ways.  I'd be glad to help out where possible. I have a
> couple of 64-bit Windows 7 installations, dual-booted with Ubuntu.
> -----------------------------
> Chris Gast
> cmgast at gmail.com
> On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 10:28 AM, Mollie Brooks <mbrooks at ufl.edu> wrote:
>> Hi ADMB Community,
>> You may have heard about the R package R2admb by Ben Bolker which runs
>> ADMB from R. I am doing a lot of work using this package and would like for
>> it to be usable by anyone who wants it (e.g. collaborators). So far it works
>> on Mac and Linux operating systems. On Windows computers, it will write the
>> .dat and .pin files and read the output, but it won't run ADMB.
>> Ben is looking for someone to help him debug the package on a Windows
>> computer because he doesn't have ADMB running on a Windows computer. We are
>> looking for a volunteer who already uses ADMB in Windows and has experience
>> with R also. This would involve trying to use functions in R2admb on your
>> computer and telling Ben what goes wrong.
>> thanks,
>> Mollie
>> P.S. you can install the latest version with this R command
>> install.packages("R2admb",repos="http://www.math.mcmaster.ca/bolker/R
>> ",type="source")
>> Mollie Brooks
>> Ph.D. Candidate
>> NSF IGERT Fellow
>> Biology Department
>> University of Florida
>> mbrooks at ufl.edu
>> http://people.biology.ufl.edu/mbrooks
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