Manuals

Dakota provides the following manuals:

  • User's Manual — The most comprehensive manual, containing overall information on Dakota, including its purpose and capabilities, a tutorial, interfacing guide, examples, and more.
  • Reference Manual — A detailed input specification guide organized in the same hierarchical format as the Dakota input file
  • Developer's Manual — Dakota design principles, services, best practices for team members, and development resources.
  • Theory Manual — This manual accompanies the Users' Manual and provides more mathematical detail and deeper discussion of Dakota methods.
  • GUI User Manual — A manual for the Dakota GUI, which doubles as a step-by-step tutorial to help users get studies up and running in the GUI.

Notes:

  • For the Reference and Developer's Manual we strongly recommend using the HTML versions (online or downloaded as tar.gz). The PDFs are provided for reference / archival purposes, but are far less usable.
  • Major numbered releases M.m are for production use. Stable releases, indicated by a '+' if available, are developmental which should be used with greater caution.

Version 6.13

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.12

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.11

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.10

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.9

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.8

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.7

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.6

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.5

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf
  • GUI Manual — html

Version 6.4

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf

Version 6.3

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf

Version 6.2

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — htmltar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf

Version 6.1

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — html, tar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — html, tar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf

Version 6.0

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — html, tar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — html, tar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf

Version 5.4

  • User's Manual — pdf
  • Reference Manual — html, tar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Developer's Manual — html, tar.gz, (pdf only if needed)
  • Theory Manual — pdf