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allocating a class member vector of points in the constructor

asked 2013-01-01 10:17:20 -0500

avi555 gravatar image

Hello, I'm new to the opencv and to C++. I declared a public class member that is a vector of points vector<point> hull; now i'm initializing it in the constructor like this: vector<vector<point> >hull( contours.size() ); These is from the OpenCV tutorial. Now i want to draw the hull, but nothing . and the hull.size() return 0. I'm sure that it is a wrong C++ doing, but i couldn't how to do it right. Thanks for any help

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answered 2013-01-01 11:10:20 -0500

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updated 2013-01-01 11:14:01 -0500

vector<vector<point> >hull( contours.size() ); does not initialize the vector with all the contours data. What you want to do is probably :

vector<vector<point> >hull();
hull.insert(hull.begin(),contours.begin(),contours.end());

That will copy all the contents of contours into hull, which is how I do it. Vectors aren't like arrays in C++ because they are dynamic, so when you use hull.size(), it returns zero because you haven't put anything into the vector yet. I hope that helps!

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Thanks ZachTM, well i forgot to post the line convexHull( Mat(contours[i]), hull[i], false ); this line comes after the declaration in the constructor. Thanks again

avi555 gravatar imageavi555 ( 2013-01-01 16:25:45 -0500 )edit
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