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Author Interview: Jan Erik Solem Programming Computer Vision with Python

Sep 13, 2012, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
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F4S: Tell us the story behind your book “Programming Computer Vision with Python“.

I wanted to write a book with a low entry level that teaches enough computer vision to solve real world problems and build applications using open source and free software. I was inspired by books like Programming Collective Intelligence by Toby Segaran and thought that something like this should be written for computer vision.

Initially it started from a series of blog posts at janeriksolem.net that grew into a half-finished book. I then posted updates online for about six months, collecting feedback and comments before finalizing the book with O’Reilly.

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