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.
Make sure your enviornmment is set according to the Dakota instructions here. From a command line, type:
# Linux ./DakotaUI # Mac OS X ./Dakota.app # 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.