[ADMB Users] getting started stuff

Jim Bence bence at msu.edu
Wed Feb 6 14:36:52 PST 2013

Ben also in IDE platform the videos we put together go over in detail steps
of getting some code up and running.  While every thing is using an emacs
interface the steps of what kind of code you need to write, and the need to
link, compile, and run translate setups.  Can't really cut and paste this
stuff but it might give you some ideas.  Take a look at:


This page has links to materials on an ftp server here at msu but the admb
project page is most convenient way to get to it all.

BTW I replying to the content of your email which does not seem to have much
to do with the original subject line of your message  (I changed that) and
my response has nothing to do with it.  


-----Original Message-----
From: users-bounces at admb-project.org [mailto:users-bounces at admb-project.org]
On Behalf Of Ben Bolker
Sent: Wednesday, February 06, 2013 4:07 PM
To: John Sibert
Cc: users at admb-project.org
Subject: Re: [ADMB Users] compiling a TPL file in a different directory?

On 13-02-06 11:36 AM, John Sibert wrote:
> Hi Ben and list,
> Thanks for pointing out missing bits of documentation. You're right 
> about waiting for code to write itself. Please feel free to contribute 
> a few pages to the manual.
> Meanwhile, I'll look into building the manuals. (By the way, 
> preliminary manual development was done under Ubuntu 10.04.) John

  In case I do get around to this: can somebody point me to "getting
started" information that already exists that I would be allowed to
parasitize?  (Dave's fix improves the specific points, but I still think
there's room for a short section that points out how you actually run models
once you have successfully installed ADMB following the platform-specific


> John Sibert
> Emeritus Researcher, SOEST
> University of Hawaii at Manoa
> Honolulu HI (GMT-10)
> 808-294-3842
> Visit the ADMB project http://admb-project.org/
> On 02/06/2013 06:03 AM, Ben Bolker wrote:
>> On 13-02-06 10:46 AM, dave fournier wrote:
>>> I don't think the code to do that has written itself yet.
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>>    OK, then, I was going to suggest a fix to the documentation 
>> (faster and easier than waiting for the code to write itself ...) ... 
>> but then I couldn't actually find the documentation for the basics of 
>> getting started *running* ADMB.
>>    I can find documentation for installing ADMB at 
>> http://www.admb-project.org/documentation/installation
>>    I can find user manuals at
>> http://www.admb-project.org/documentation/manuals/admb-user-manuals , 
>> but after going through the ADMB user manual (relatively quickly, I
>> admit) I can't find anywhere it actually tells me how to *run* an 
>> ADMB model -- it's all about writing the TPL file.  The closest thing 
>> I can find is chapter 12, which is a list of command-line options.  I 
>> can't find a "getting started" section anywhere ...
>>    By the way, I tried to compile the manual myself from the SVN: for 
>> future reference, I had to
>> * 'make' in docs/manuals/admbmanual to create admbmanual.cls; copy it 
>> to docs/manuals/admb
>> * copy ADMB-logo.png from the manuals/share directory (there may be a 
>> better way to do this)
>>    Then it works, although it's using fonts that are a tiny bit ugly 
>> when compiled on my (Ubuntu 10.04) system.
>>     Should I write a couple of "getting started" pages for the manual?
>> Or is there "getting started" material elsewhere that I've overlooked?
>>    Ben Bolker
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