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Scancheck is a FORTRAN program to do a global analysis on a set of area detector images. The current version is preset to read Bruker sfrm images.

Download and Installation


The program (version 20161123) is available as source code as scanchecksmart.tar. It has been tested on Linux platforms.


  1. Copy the file scanchecksmart.tar into an existing directory, for example /usr/local/src/scanchecksmart
  2. Untar the file with the command tar -xvf scanchecksmart.tar
  3. Edit the Makefile and (un)comment the lines for your operating system.
  4. Compile the source code by typing make all
  5. Create with your editor a file /usr/local/bin/scancheck (or somewhere else in your searchpath). This file should contain two lines:
    exec /usr/local/src/scanchecksmart/scancheck "$@"
  6. Make this file executable: chmod ugo+x /usr/local/bin/scancheck
  7. You should now be able to use scancheck.
  8. More information can be found in the scancheck help page.

Final Notes

Disclaimer: you use SCANCHECK freely, but at your own responsibility completely.

Please do report failures, give comments and ask questions, preferable via e-mail. We will help you as much as possible.
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Postal address: Laboratory for Crystal and Structural Chemistry, Bijvoet Center for Biomolecular Research, Padualaan 8, NL-3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands.