The main tool used will be Template Model Building in R (RTMB), which is a modern tool for efficiently setting up highly parameterized models, possibly including random effects. RTMB will be introduced and used during exercises. In contrast to related tools (ADMB, TMB), RTMB allows the user to code the entire model in R without loss of computational performance.
Prior knowledge of RTMB or TMB is not required; however a basic understanding of R will be beneficial to the course (e.g., reading in data, basic plotting).
Requirements for attending
An understanding of the fundamentals of age-structured stock assessment and a working knowledge of R.
Deadline for registration: 4 December 2023
1250 Euros for non-member country affiliated participants