The Dakota GUI can assist users with graphically editing Dakota input files, defining arbitrary simulation models, connecting Dakota to those simulation models without the need to write pre-processing or post-processing driver scripts, and visually plotting output data from Dakota.
The Dakota GUI requires 64-bit Java 8 (JDK, not JRE) and Python 2.7 as prerequisite installs.
First, make sure your environment is set according to the Dakota instructions here. Then, perform the following steps depending on your OS.
# Linux From a command line, type ./DakotaUI # Mac OS X From a command line, type ./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.