Usage: 3dClipLevel [options] dataset
Estimates the value at which to clip the anatomical dataset so
  that background regions are set to zero.

The program's output is a single number sent to stdout.  This
  value can be 'captured' to a shell variable using the backward
  single quote operator; a trivial csh/tcsh example is

    set ccc = `3dClipLevel -mfrac 0.333 Elvis+orig`
    3dcalc -a Elvis+orig -expr "step(a-$ccc)" -prefix Presley

  (a) Set some initial clip value using wizardry (AKA 'variance').
  (b) Find the median of all positive values >= clip value.
  (c) Set the clip value to 0.50 of this median.
  (d) Loop back to (b) until the clip value doesn't change.
This method was made up out of nothing, based on histogram gazing.

  -mfrac ff = Use the number ff instead of 0.50 in the algorithm.
  -doall    = Apply the algorithm to each sub-brick separately.
              [Cannot be combined with '-grad'!]

  -grad ppp = In addition to using the 'one size fits all routine',
              also compute a 'gradual' clip level as a function
              of voxel position, and output that to a dataset with
              prefix 'ppp'.
             [This is the same 'gradual' clip level that is now the
              default in 3dAutomask - as of 24 Oct 2006.
              You can use this option to see how 3dAutomask clips
              the dataset as its first step.  The algorithm above is
              is used in each octant of the dataset, and then these
              8 values are interpolated to cover the whole volume.]
* Use at your own risk!  You might want to use the AFNI Histogram
    plugin to see if the results are reasonable.  This program is
    likely to produce bad results on images gathered with local
    RF coils, or with pulse sequences with unusual contrasts.

* For brain images, most brain voxels seem to be in the range from
    the clip level (mfrac=0.5) to about 3-3.5 times the clip level.
    - In T1-weighted images, voxels above that level are usually
      blood vessels (e.g., inflow artifact brightens them).

* If the input dataset has more than 1 sub-brick, the data is
    analyzed on the median volume -- at each voxel, the median
    of all sub-bricks at that voxel is computed, and then this
    median volume is used in the histogram algorithm.

* If the input dataset is short- or byte-valued, the output will
    be an integer; otherwise, the output is a float value.

* Example -- Scaling a sequence of sub-bricks from a collection of
             anatomicals from different sites to have about the
             same numerical range (from 0 to 255):
       3dTcat -prefix input anat_*+tlrc.HEAD
       3dClipLevel -doall input+tlrc > clip.1D
       3dcalc -datum byte -nscale -a input+tlrc -b clip.1D \
              -expr '255*max(0,min(1,a/(3.2*b)))' -verb -prefix scaled
* Author: Emperor Zhark -- Sadistic Galactic Domination since 1994!

++ Compile date = May 27 2024 {AFNI_24.1.15:linux_ubuntu_16_64}