cv2.boxPoints() used in tutorials does not exist in opencv 2.4.8

asked 2014-04-23 08:50:35 -0500

foulques.nera gravatar image

Hello, In order to extract the rotated box from a contour, I used followin python script:

# cnt is a contour occurence
rect = cv2.minAreaRect(cnt)
box = cv2.boxPoints(rect)

And following error occurs : ''module' object has no attribute 'boxPoints'

Please help me.

Best regards.

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where did you find the tutorial ? it seems, 3.0 has it, but 2.4.8 not.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-04-23 11:22:59 -0500 )edit

Hello, You're right. It is tutorial

But, First) I have not found how to know "programatically" the exact version of openCV installed on the computer (I know that I have download the package 2.4.8, but...). Second) I don't know where to find the OpenCV release 3 for Windows and for Raspbian ?

Best regards

foulques.nera gravatar imagefoulques.nera ( 2014-04-23 12:19:11 -0500 )edit
  1. yes, those tutorials use 3.0 code.
  2. cv2.getBuildInformation() will tell you
  3. usually, you have to build 3.0 from src. there was a 'technical preview' binary version for 3.0 /win, but i can't find it.
berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-04-23 12:37:55 -0500 )edit

It's ok. I have found the package on SourceForge.

As I need Python lib, I only unpack and copy the file cv2.pyc in python site-package folder. the function boxPoints exists.

But for release, the cv2.getBuildInformation() gives a strange result:

General configuration for OpenCV 3.0.0-tp2 ===== Version control: 2.4.8-3169-g9f8de6

Best regards.

foulques.nera gravatar imagefoulques.nera ( 2014-04-24 05:28:54 -0500 )edit

oh, nice to hear. if you're confused about the strange Version control numbers, - they're related to git, don't worry.

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-04-24 06:11:09 -0500 )edit

this solution didn't work for me is there an alternate? where is the source for opencv? is there an alternate method call?

lapolonio gravatar imagelapolonio ( 2014-07-15 13:10:05 -0500 )edit

@lapolonio either use opencv3.0, or, for 2.4, (maybe) fall back to

berak gravatar imageberak ( 2014-07-15 13:14:28 -0500 )edit