Chapter 1. Setting up OpenCV
This chapter is a quick guide to setting up Python 2.7, OpenCV, and related libraries. After setup, we also look at OpenCV's Python sample scripts and documentation.
The following related libraries are covered:
- NumPy: This is a dependency of OpenCV's Python bindings. It provides numeric computing functionality, including efficient arrays.
- SciPy: This is a scientific computing library that is closely related to NumPy. It is not required by OpenCV but it is useful for manipulating the data in OpenCV images.
- OpenNI: This is an optional dependency of OpenCV. It adds support for certain depth cameras, such as Asus XtionPRO.
- SensorKinect: This is an OpenNI plugin and optional dependency of OpenCV. It adds support for the Microsoft ...