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ADMB is released in three different forms:
  1. Source distribution, to build the ADMB libraries from scratch.
    Mainly for the Linux platform and advanced users.
  2. ADMB-IDE easy and efficient user interface, bundles ADMB with C++ compiler and dedicated ADMB editor.
    Highly recommended for the Windows platform, although not released frequently. Works in Linux and Mac, too.
  3. Binaries precompiled for various platforms, C++ compiler not included.
    Mainly for the Mac OS platform, as well as Windows users whose needs are not met by ADMB-IDE.

Newest release

ADMB-11.4 was released on 29 May 2015.  Read release notes in 'CHANGES' and documentation in the manuals.

Additional binaries can be downloaded directly from

1  Source

DescriptionDownloadSource Build Documentation
ADMB source code distribution Install.html


See the release announcement (13 January 2015) for an overview of the main features of ADMB-IDE 11.2.

The installer (.exe) is a "click-next-next-done" solution to set up ADMB with a compiler and editor, ready to use.
The portable (.zip) distribution is for users who like to configure the software themselves, and dislike installers.

DescriptionDownload (64 bit)Download (32 bit)User Manual
ADMB-IDE installer (.exe) admb-ide-112-win64.exe admb-ide-112-win32.exe admb-ide-112.pdf
ADMB-IDE portable (.zip) admb-ide-112.pdf

ADMB-IDE can be set up manually in Linux and Mac OS (see manual), but experienced Emacs users may prefer to use admb.el with traditional Emacs keybindings.

3 Binaries

3.1  Windows

DescriptionDownload (64 bit)Download (32 bit)Install Documentation
Installer for Windows includes GNU C++ compiler admb-11.4-windows8-mingw64.exe admb-11.4-windows8-mingw32.exe QuickStartWindows.html
Installer for Windows and Visual C++ 2013 admb-11.4-windows8-vc12-64bit.exe admb-11.4-windows8-vc12-32bit.exe QuickStartVisualC++.html
Installer for Windows and Visual C++ 2012 admb-11.4-windows8-vc11-64bit.exe admb-11.4-windows8-vc11-32bit.exe QuickStartVisualC++.html
Zip for Windows and MinGW QuickStartWindowsZip.html
Zip for Windows and Visual C++ 2013 QuickStartVisualC++Zip.html
Zip for Windows and Visual C++ 2012 Not Available QuickStartVisualC++Zip.html

3.2  MacOS

DescriptionDownload (64 bit)Download (32 bit)Install Documentation
Installer for MacOS(Yosemite) Application admb-11.4-ADMBTerminal-macos10-xcode6-64bit.dmg admb-11.4-ADMBTerminal-macos10-xcode6-32bit.dmg QuickStartMacOS.html
Zip for MacOS and Xcode QuickStartUnix.html

3.3  Linux

DescriptionDownload  (64 bit)Download (32 bit)Install Documentation
Zip for Ubuntu 14 and GNU C++ Not Available QuickStartUnix.html
Zip for Fedora and GNU C++ QuickStartUnix.html
Zip for Centos6 and Intel C++ 2013 Not Available QuickStartUnix.html
Zip for Centos6 and Oracle Solaris Studio Not Available QuickStartUnix.html
Experimental - Debian package for Ubuntu14 admb-11.4-ubuntu14-64bit-experimental_11.4.deb Not Available QuickStartUbuntu14.html



AD Model Builder (ADMB) is free software, released under the BSD License.

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For the announcement of new ADMB releases, read the ADMB Announcements.


Latest snapshot distributions are available for testing.