Install Windows Executable

  1. Extract archive file into suitable install location, e.g. C:\Dakota using the Windows extract utility
    • In Windows Explorer window, highight Dakota.<release>.<platform>.zip file.
    • Right click and select "Extract All"
    • Select a destination, e.g. C:\Dakota, and click the Extract button. In the instructions below, %dest_dir% refers to this destination directory. 
  2. Rename the extracted Dakota executable directory folder:
    • Right click the dakota-<release>.<platform> file, and select 'Rename'.
    • Rename file to 'Dakota'. In the instructions below, %install_dir% refers to the path to this new directory, %dest_dir%\Dakota.
  3. Set up your platform environment to access the Dakota executable, libraries, and tests.