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Python Data Visualization Cookbook - Second Edition by Giuseppe Vettigli, Dimitry Foures, Igor Milovanović

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Generating CAPTCHA images

Although this is not strictly data visualization in usual terms, the ability to generate images using Python comes in handy in many cases, and this is one of them.

In this recipe, we will be covering the generation of random images to tell humans and computers apart—CAPTCHA image.

Getting ready

CAPTCHA stands for Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart, and is trademarked by Carnegie Mellon University. This test is used to challenge computer programs (usually referred to as bots) that automatically fill various web forms that are primarily targeted at humans and that should not be automated. Usual examples are sign-up forms, login forms, surveys, and similar.

CAPTCHA itself can take various ...

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