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Opencv 2.4 : which language should i choose?

asked 2012-10-27 10:45:24 -0600

Shin gravatar image

updated 2012-10-30 07:54:06 -0600

I know this question has been asked before, but i was wondering if with the current version of OpenCV (release 2.4) has changed anything.

Should i prefer the C++ or Python interface? Are there any big differences between them? Can you easily translate opencv code from one language to the other? And finally, can i use this book (amazon->Learning OpenCV) to get started anyway or are there any better ones?

Thank you.

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answered 2012-10-30 11:50:23 -0600

unxnut gravatar image

I'll suggest C++ since that is native to OpenCV. The Learning OpenCV book is dated but has good information. It badly needs a revision. I think the tutorials do a good job in explaining some of the concepts.

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Thank you. A new version of the book should come out soon ( but since its pubblication has been delayed several times now and i'm in a hurry, i think i'll just read the old one and take a look to the tutorials, as you kindly suggested.

Shin gravatar imageShin ( 2012-10-30 16:05:29 -0600 )edit

answered 2012-10-30 12:04:22 -0600

chriszuma gravatar image

I would advocate using whatever language you are most comfortable with. I'm partial to Python because it takes care of a lot of the details for you. Library calls will be the same speed.

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