Get Started

Install Dakota


Download Dakota

Install Pre-built Dakota (recommended)

To get you up and running quickly, download the binary executable for your platform.

Build from Source Code (advanced)

For custom installations, download and build Dakota from source code.

Set Environment


Set Environment

Set up platform variables for easier access to Dakota executables, examples, and tests.




Test Installation


Basic Test

Make sure Dakota runs. You should see Dakota version information when you type:

dakota -v

Other Tests

Run a larger suite of tests (requires Perl 5.x).


Simple Example


If you are new to Dakota, try the following example to demonstrate the basics of running Dakota.

This example demonstrates how to get started using Dakota either through the GUI or through the command-line.

You can also find this information in the Dakota User's Manual, Chapter 2, Quickstart, with links to related sections.