Research Enhancement Proposals

Research Enhancement Proposals (REP) are recommendations for improving the quality of research findings that can be distributed to the public for free. Its primary purpose is to make recommendations for sustaining meritorious research work by breaking up corrupt practices within various research communities.

Installing python-tesseract on Mac OS X

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 […]

Python development environment (Eclipse+PyDev)

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, […]

Apply Threshold Filter to Image Using OpenCV 2.4

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 […]

Using OpenCV with Python on your Mac OS X

You are likely to be sorry if you casually started installing Python and OpenCV like me as documented here. You might have read stuff online and tired installing python26 or python27 as well as numpy and opencv using macports hoping that your py scripts will conveniently import cv Of course then you must have gotten stuck while […]