AD Model Builder
AD Model Builder (ADMB) provides a powerful framework for the estimation of parameters (and their variances, co-variances) for (highly) non-linear models. It is a great program when everything works, but getting there can often be long and arduous. So this page is intended to share some pointers and examples for using AD Model Builder (ADMB).
ADMB is available for free from http://admb-project.org/.
The official ADMB Project website has seen an increasing development over the past year and now contains many useful things. , but that site hasn't seen much development in recent months. Some of the materials below are now out of data, or have been superseded by more thorough information on the official site.