Run Dakota in the GUI

If you have previously defined the three project components – a Dakota study, a simulation model, and an analysis driver – then we are finally ready to run Dakota using the GUI!  To run a Dakota study, first click on your study either in the Dakota Studies table in your project settings editor view, or in the project navigator view.  You will be taken to the settings editor view for a single Dakota study:


Click on Run This Dakota Study.  You should see Dakota running in the console pane:


You may see the following dialog after trying to run Dakota:


Currently, the GUI utilizes Dakota’s tabular output file in order to visually display run results.  If you choose “Yes, add tabular output to my study”, the GUI will automatically add the necessary keywords to generate tabular output.  If you choose “No, run my study anyway,” Dakota will still run, but no results will be displayed in the GUI (although you can collect the results from other generated Dakota output files).

After the Dakota run has completed, you can see the result stored in the Run Results table on the settings editor view for your Dakota study:


Click on the run – either in the project navigator view on the left or in the Run Results table – to view the results:


From here, you can rename the run to something more specific, add comments about you run, or re-map the run data from Dakota variables/responses to simulation parameters/responses.