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The mat function pop_back does not seem to exist in Java+OpenCv 3.2.X

asked 2017-04-17 11:54:18 -0500

AliUnwala gravatar image

updated 2017-04-17 13:29:29 -0500

I am looking to create some training data in a Mat for a SVM. After I use:


I was expecting to be able to do:

    System.out.println( trainingImages.pop_back(img) );

In eclipse this function does not seem to exist: (I don't have enough karma to post inline images)

And I am using openCV 3.2.0 which I thought would have this functionality:

I am new to openCV and not sure if I am making a simple mistake. Does anyone have any thoughts?

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could you also highlight, why you think, you need to pop_back() anything at all?

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2017-04-17 14:56:53 -0500 )edit

I thought I would need it for SVM work but it looks like I do not. So not having it worked out.

AliUnwala gravatar imageAliUnwala ( 2017-04-17 16:15:39 -0500 )edit

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answered 2017-04-17 14:46:55 -0500

berak gravatar image

no, it's not your fault, it simply does not exist.

(there's a push_back but no pop_back in java, currently, but if at all, it would be probably: void trainingImages.pop_back(int num_rows);)

then, please do not push 2d images, but "flattened", 1d versions of it, like:


(push_back() actually pushes rows, not images. if you don't flatten them, the context, that they belong to a certain image, will be lost, and you end up adding nrows independant samples)

also don't forget to convert your images to float for both SVM training and testing. (just saying)

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Okay so I am not crazy :) One more additional question then. If I resize them the 1d arrays will a SVM still be able to classify the information? Since the image height and image width data is lost?

Also I didnt know about making my images float from SVM training. Thank you for that hint! (I am using CV_32FC1)

AliUnwala gravatar imageAliUnwala ( 2017-04-17 15:36:08 -0500 )edit
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