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2014-09-30 14:56:00 -0500 commented question HoughLines Debug Assertion Failed

Sorry for my late reply... I was using vs2008, but also have vs2013 installed and wanted to see if maybe I setup something wrong under vs2008. I used this setup tutorial: to setup my project.

Now when I run the program, I am able to get through the program and display the images to the screen (including the lines produced from the houghline function), however, when I press a key (to exit the program) I get a "Windows has triggered a breakpoint in test.exe". If I comment out the houghlines function call then I don't get this problem.

I found a person with the same exact problem as me at this link: Does anyone have any suggestions to fix this?

2014-09-08 14:55:06 -0500 asked a question HoughLines Debug Assertion Failed

Good Evening,

I have an application where I need to detect straight line segments within an image. It is my understanding that the "HoughLines" function would be the right function to be used to achieve this. I found an example at the following link:

Here is a copy of the exact code I'm using:

#include <vector>
#include <opencv2/core/core.hpp>
#include <opencv2/highgui/highgui.hpp>
#include <opencv2/imgproc/imgproc.hpp>
#include <iostream>

using namespace cv;
using namespace std;

int main( int argc, char** argv ) {
    Mat src = cvLoadImage("Untitled.png", 0);
    if(src.empty()) {
        cout << "can't open file" << endl;
        return -1;

    Mat dst; Canny(src, dst, 50, 200, 3);
    Mat cdst; cvtColor(dst, cdst, CV_GRAY2BGR);

    vector<Vec2f> lines;
    HoughLines(dst, lines, 1, CV_PI/180, 100, 0, 0 );

    for( size_t i = 0; i < lines.size(); i++ ) {
        float rho = lines[i][0], theta = lines[i][1];
        Point pt1, pt2;
        double a = cos(theta), b = sin(theta);
        double x0 = a*rho, y0 = b*rho;
        pt1.x = cvRound(x0 + 1000*(-b));
        pt1.y = cvRound(y0 + 1000*(a));
        pt2.x = cvRound(x0 - 1000*(-b));
        pt2.y = cvRound(y0 - 1000*(a));
        line( cdst, pt1, pt2, Scalar(0,0,255), 3, CV_AA);

    imshow("source", src);
    imshow("detected lines", cdst);


    return 0;

When I run this code I'm thrown the following:

"Debug Assertion Failed!

Program: c:\Projects\OtherFiles\TestOpenCV\Debug\TestOpenCV.exe

File: C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Visual Studio 10.0\VC\include\vector Line: 157

Expression: vector iterator + offset out of range

I've been searching for the solution to this for a number of days now and can't seem to find anyone else with my exact same problem, otherwise I would not have posted to a forum.

If anyone could provide me with a solution to this problem or could direct me to another forum post with some more help then I would very much appreciate it.

By the way, this is being written in Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Professional Edition on a Windows 7 machine.

Thanks, Stanton