This page contains answers to common
questions handled by us, along with some tips and tricks that we have found useful and
presented here as questions.
Note: In these answers we will follow a few shorthand conventions for
describing user-interface procedures. Key combinations will be presented like this: Ctrl+Alt+Delete,
which means that you should press and hold down the Control key, the Alt key, and the
Delete key at the same time. Menu selections will be presented like this: File->Open,
which means that you should open the File menu, and then make the Open selection.
- How to download files from the web?
- Where can I get technical reports?
- Does it support higher-order derivatives?
- What should the value of ADIC_ARCH
How to Download Files from the Web?
To download files from the ADIC web pages, you must save the links to your local disk.
This may require right-clicking on the link, and selecting a menu option such as Save
Link As..., which will bring up a file dialog box.
Please visit http://www.mcs.anl.gov/research/projects/autodiff/tech_reports.html.
Currently ADIC only supports the first- and second-order derivatives (on some
platforms), although we do plan to offer higher order derivatives at some point.
Please send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a
need for higher derivatives.
When using ADIC 1.1, to determine the appropriate value for the ADIC_ARCH
environment variable, run the adicarch script, which
resides in the adic/bin subdirectory of the directory in
which the distribution was unpacked.
ADIC 1.2 is currently only available on linux, so ADIC_ARCH
should be set to linux.