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Image Processing and Acquisition using Python by Sridevi Pudipeddi, Ravishankar Chityala

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Chapter 1

Introduction to Python

1.1 Introduction

Before we begin discussion on image acquisition and processing using Python, we will provide an overview of the various aspects of Python. This chapter focuses on some of the basic materials covered by many other books [2], [36], [54], [103]. If you are already familiar with Python and are currently using it then you can skip this chapter.

We begin with an introduction to Python. We discuss the installation of Python with all the modules. The details of the installation process are available in Appendix A. To simplify the installation, we will discuss the Python distributions Enthought Python Distribution (EPD) and PythonXY. If you are an advanced programmer, you can install the various modules ...

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