mrcat

Synopsis

Concatenate several images into one

Usage

mrcat [ options ]  image1 image2 [ image2 ... ] output
  • image1: the first input image.
  • image2: additional input image(s).
  • output: the output image.

Example usages

  • Concatenate individual 3D volumes into a single 4D image series:

    $ mrcat volume*.mif series.mif
    

    The wildcard characters will find all images in the current working directory with names that begin with “volume” and end with “.mif”; the mrcat command will receive these as a list of input file names, from which it will produce a 4D image where the input volumes have been concatenated along axis 3 (the fourth axis; the spatial axes are 0, 1 & 2).

Options

  • -axis axis specify axis along which concatenation should be performed. By default, the program will use the last non-singleton, non-spatial axis of any of the input images - in other words axis 3 or whichever axis (greater than 3) of the input images has size greater than one.

Data type options

  • -datatype spec specify output image data type. Valid choices are: float32, float32le, float32be, float64, float64le, float64be, int64, uint64, int64le, uint64le, int64be, uint64be, int32, uint32, int32le, uint32le, int32be, uint32be, int16, uint16, int16le, uint16le, int16be, uint16be, cfloat32, cfloat32le, cfloat32be, cfloat64, cfloat64le, cfloat64be, int8, uint8, bit.

Standard options

  • -info display information messages.
  • -quiet do not display information messages or progress status; alternatively, this can be achieved by setting the MRTRIX_QUIET environment variable to a non-empty string.
  • -debug display debugging messages.
  • -force force overwrite of output files (caution: using the same file as input and output might cause unexpected behaviour).
  • -nthreads number use this number of threads in multi-threaded applications (set to 0 to disable multi-threading).
  • -config key value (multiple uses permitted) temporarily set the value of an MRtrix config file entry.
  • -help display this information page and exit.
  • -version display version information and exit.

Author: J-Donald Tournier (jdtournier@gmail.com) and Robert E. Smith (robert.smith@florey.edu.au)

Copyright: Copyright (c) 2008-2019 the MRtrix3 contributors.

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