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 was a talk I had given at the School of Management, Central University of Hyderabad on Jan 19th 2012. The two day seminar titled, “Sustainable Value Creation for Decent Work at The Base of The Pyramid” was hosted at Central University of Hyderabad in collaboration with Uniersitat Kassel, Germany. The concept of “Bottom of Pyramid” […]
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 […]
You really, really want to listen to this interview in which David Weiss interviews Dana Grubbe and we get to hear some of the critical issues in hiring and maintaing an offshore team. Listening to this interview is especially important for people who wonder why jobs get shipped out of the US or Europe. Dana […]
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.