minccmp - compare one or more minc file using comparator operators
minccmp [<options>] <in1.mnc> <in2.mnc> [<inn.mnc> ...]
minccmp will calculate simple statistical measures between two minc
files or more by comparing all subsequent files to the first. The
results for each subseqent file are then returned in order. By default
all statistics are calculated. If specifitc statistics are requested
via a command-line option, then only the requested statistics are
A very useful feature of this program is the ability to restrict the
set of voxels included in the statistic calculation, either by
restricting the range of included values (-floor, -ceil or -range), or
by using a mask file (-mask) with a restricted range.
The comparison statistics available in minccmp are given below. Note
that two of these (-xcorr and -zscore) are a very close approximation
to what is used in minctracc.
Note that options can be specified in abbreviated form (as long as they
are unique) and can be given anywhere on the command line.
Overwrite an existing file.
Don’t overwrite an existing file (default).
-debug Dump a lot of extra information (for when things go haywire).
Print out extra information (more than the default).
-quiet Print out only the requested numbers
Specify the maximum size of the internal buffers (in kbytes).
Default is 4 MB.
Check that all input files have matching sampling in world
Ignore any differences in world dimensions sampling for input
Volume range options
A lower bound for ranges of data to include in statistic
An upper bound for ranges of data to include in statistic
A lower and upper bound for the ranges of data to include in
Name of file to be used for masking data included in statistic
-all Compute all statistical measures. This is the default.
-ssq Print the Sum Squared Difference between two input files
SSQ = Sum( (A-B)^2 )
-rmse Print the Root Mean Squared Error between two input files
RMSE = sqrt( 1/n * Sum((A-B)^2))
-xcorr Print the Cross Correlation between two input files
XCORR = Sum((A*B)^2) / (sqrt(Sum(A^2)) * sqrt(Sum(B^2))
Print the z-score difference between two input files
ZSCORE = Sum( |((A - mean(A)) / stdev(A)) -
((B - mean(B)) / stdev(B))| ) / n
Generic options for all commands:
-help Print summary of command-line options and exit.
Print the program’s version number and exit.
Copyright © 2010 by Andrew Janke
$Date: 2010-03-02 12:12:20 $