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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.

  1. How to download files from the web?
  2. Where can I get technical reports?
  3. Does it support higher-order derivatives?
  4. What should the value of ADIC_ARCH be?

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.

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Where can I get technical reports?

Please visit http://www.mcs.anl.gov/research/projects/autodiff/tech_reports.html.

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Does it support higher-order derivatives ?

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 adic@mcs.anl.gov if you have a need for higher derivatives.

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What should the value of ADIC_ARCH be?

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.

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