Dakota GUI Version 6.5 User Manual

The Dakota GUI can assist users with graphically editing Dakota input files, defining arbitrary simulation models, and connecting Dakota to those simulation models without the need to write pre-processing or post-processing driver scripts.


The Dakota GUI requires 64-bit Java 8 and Python 2.7 as prerequisite installs.

Launching Dakota

Make sure your enviornmment is set according to the Dakota instructions here. From a command line, type:

# Linux

# Mac OS X

# Windows
After unzipping, use the Windows File Explorer to navigate to the 'gui' directory of the Dakota
installation, then double-click DakotaUI.exe.


Follow the cantilever example problem tutorial below to create your first Dakota study in the Dakota GUI.