This brings together in one place all of the theory on which PEST and its suite of utility software is based. It also covers important issues like how models should be used in the decision-making context, uncertainty analysis, model-based hypothesis testing, and the effects of model defects on calibration, prediction and uncertainty analysis. This book makes an essential reference text for those engaged in environmental modelling. Find out more about the book.
At last, documentation for PEST and its Utilities has been completely re-written!
The new PEST manual is detailed and comprehensive. It now comes in two parts.
Part I describes PEST itself (including Parallel PEST and BEOPEST), as well as the two PEST-compatible global optimisers CMAES_P and SCEUA_P. Part II documents over 100 utility support programs whose tasks include the following:
Here are some downloads that can help you quickly learn more about PEST, its philosophical underpinnings, and implications of PEST technology for model-based decision support:-
See the downloads page for much more.
By the way, a complete re-write of the PEST manual is being undertaken. It should be ready by February or March, 2016
These pages were last updated on 17th March 2016. (New PEST manuals became available; one or two bug fixes to PEST itself.)
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