Knowledge is attained only by an inquisitor whose attributes such as gender, religion, region of origin, financial status, etc. are to bare no consequence on his or her worthiness of attaining knowledge.The motivation and attitude of the inquisitor does bare a significant consequence on how he or she uses their knowledge but, the end result […]
Art, science or religion and other matters pertaining to information are not entities that ought to be personified. Have you ever tried personifying a language? Have you ever used a sentence like, “English tells us that verbing words weirds language”? Never the less I have heard the expressions, “science tells us that…” or “<insert religion name> tells us that…” […]
This article is about “how to” build a production workstation for audio/video, signal processing, machine learning and large data analysis projects using open source software. I am currently working on a PC with Intel® Core™ i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz × 4, 7.7 GiB memory and 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Here is a very clear explanation for why […]
Three Axioms of Python Part I: List Comprehensions | The Root of Borscht.
I’ve used macports during this installation as it was more convenient for me. There are various installation guides for python-tesseract on the official website. Hopefully you already have xcode, apple-gcc, python, numpy and opencv installed. At the time of writing this, tesseract-ocr version was 3.01 (checked out revision 863) and python-tesseract version was 0.8-1.7 Step 1: Some […]
I found myself saying, “There has got to be a better interactive development environment for python!” and then I discovered that there certainly are many but I’d prefer to use something that is seamless and is indeed free. So I found Eclipse with PyDev plugin. I started with python development after downloading my favorite python version, […]
dear gentle reader, you see, when we are convicted by our convictions we might feel a sense of solace and grounding afforded by the boundaries that we build using those convictions. the kinds of boundaries which weren’t available in the storm of conceptualizations. but! one could always be within the eye of a storm and […]
This essay focuses on, “Why do we even bother to communicate?” It also talks about the use of “language” as a mode of communication and few of language’s sociological implications. In my opinion what really sets us apart from all other animals as human beings is our ability to communicate incredibly extravagant and elaborate thoughts as well as our […]
In this python exercise we convert a color image to grayscale and then apply threshold filter to it. The threshold filter converts the grayscale image to a binary image. We also save the final image to the working folder. Note that a function called “shape” is used from the numpy library. The shape function gives the […]
In this python exercise we do a very basic chore, retrive an image from a folder and display it in a window.