Provided by: auto-multiple-choice-common_1.5.2-5_all bug


       auto-multiple-choice-analyse - automatic data capture from scans for AMC multiple choice


       auto-multiple-choice analyse --projet project-dir [--seuil-coche threshold]
                            [--tol-marque tol] [--list-fichiers files-list.txt | scan-files...]


       The auto-multiple-choice analyse command performs automatic data capture from scans of
       completed answer sheets of an AMC multiple choice questionnaire. Before calling
       auto-multiple-choice analyse, auto-multiple-choice-prepare(1) should have been called to
       make working documents (--mode s) and the layout should have been processed with auto-

       --data data-dir
           gives the directory where data files are (see for example auto-multiple-choice-
           meptex(1)). Defaults to project-dir/data.

       --cr project-cr-dir
           gives a directory where to create image reports of the data capture (zooms on the
           boxes in a zooms sub-directory, name filed extraction as a name-*.jpg file, and layout
           report as a page-*.jpg file).

       --projet project-dir
           When using this option, if --cr is not used, project-cr-dir will be set to

       Giving the names of the scan files to process can be done in two ways:

       •   these names can be given as arguments,

       •   these names can be written to a plain file (one filename per line), using the
           --list-fichiers files-list.txt to give the name of this file.

       Some parameters for data capture may be set using the following options:

       --prop proportion
           sets the proportion of each box that will be measured to decide if the box is ticked
           or not. Default value is 0.8.

       --bw-threshold threshold
           This parameter is used when converting the grayscale scan file to black and white. To
           get more black pixels, use a greater value. To get more white pixels, use a smaller
           value. The threshold must be between 0 and 1. The default value is 0.6.

           With this option, only red channel will be used from color scans. This way, all that
           is written in red will be ignored in the scan. This can be useful when the boxes are
           printed in red.

       --tol-marque tol
           defines the tolerance when detecting the four marks in the scans corners. These marks
           are detected looking for black connected components which dimensions are closed to the
           target dimension target (exact dimensions of the marks if printing/scanning process
           where perfectly accurate). If tol is a real number, accepted dimensions are those
           between (1-tol)*target and (1+tol)*target. If tol is "tinf,tsup" (where tinf and tsup
           are real numbers), accepted dimensions are those between (1-tinf)*target and
           (1+tsup)*target. A standard value is 0.2.

           This option is to be used when the scans are photocopies from some subjects (different
           students can have the same subject). In this case, copy numbers are allocated to
           students so that their answer sheets, with the same subject number, can be

       --pre-allocate copy_id
           This option can be used in conjunction with --multiple. The copy numbers used for the
           scans will start from copy_id, in the same order than the scans given as arguments.

       --try-three | --no-try-three
           Use one of these options to tell if you allow processing of scans where only three
           corner marks are present.

       --debug file.log
           gives a file to fill with debugging information.


       Alexis Bienvenüe <>
           Main author

       Anirvan Sarkar
           Author and Editor

       Hiroto Kagotani

       Frédéric Bréal
           Author and Editor

       Jean Bérard
           Translation from French

       Georges Khaznadar
           Translation from French


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