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, […]

A Basic Belief

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 […]

Communication – Not Just One Human’s Struggle

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 […]

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 […]