[ADMB Users] Save the date - June 20 - 23, 2011

John Sibert sibert at hawaii.edu
Tue Jan 4 09:30:53 PST 2011

HI Mark,
Good suggestions, thanks. We need to be careful to not spend too much 
time on C++ fundamentals. I would hope that participants would come 

Speaking of being prepared, I would suggest that participants have a 
look at "The Elements of C++ Style" by Misfeldt, Bumgardner, and Gray. 
(Available in paperback from Amazon 
It helps is developers use a consistent style.

I'll circulate a draft agenda in March.

On 01/03/2011 08:16 AM, Mark Maunder wrote:
> John,
> One thing we need to make sure is that we go through all the steps to add some code to the codebase. Including getting the source code, changing the source code, commenting the source code, documenting the source code, testing the source code, submitting the source code.
> Related to this is how to create a function (passing and receiving arguments), overloading functions so they work with multiple variable types, ....
> I also think we should go over creating, using, and distributing your own libraries, which might be the initial testing bed and distribution of code before it gets accepted to the base code
> Finally, we need to discuss the process of how to decide on what code gets accepted into the base code.
> An ambitions, but perhaps useful task might be to add a PRIORS_SECTION to ADMB so that priors can be added to any estimated or derived parameter
> (I know that this does not add much, but it would provide more structure to the code and could clarify things for new users).
> e.g.
>    init_vector ln_a
>    init_number ln_b
>    vector a
>    number b
>    ln_a~normal(0,1)
>    b~prior_t(10,3)
> Mark
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: users-bounces at admb-project.org [mailto:users-bounces at admb-project.org] On Behalf Of John Sibert
> Sent: Monday, January 03, 2011 9:55 AM
> To: developers at admb-project.org; users at admb-project.org
> Subject: [ADMB Users] Save the date - June 20 - 23, 2011
> Colleagues,
> Apologies for duplicate posting.
> I'm pleased to announced that we have finally been able to organize our
> first ADMB Developers' Workshop. It will be held at the National Center
> for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis in Santa Barbara, California, June
> 20 - 23, 2011. We also have limited funding available to assist with
> travel and participation.
> At this point, the workshop agenda and format are completely open. Some
> of the topics that have been suggested include writing adjoint code,
> parallelization, R interfaces, installation packages, ... . Others have
> suggested breaking into small groups to implement specific features (but
> which ones).
> So my purpose in writing to invite you to participate, to solicit
> suggestions for workshop topics, and to find the names of others who
> might make a substantive contribution to the proceedings.
> Cheers,
> John

John Sibert
Emeritus Researcher, SOEST
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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