Hello Hello people,
First of all, sorry to don’t be here so often. I hope that I will be back with more frequence now (and with interesting content as well).
This post is about how to install OpenCV in a Mac (specifically a Macbook but I think that works in any Mac (MacOS)) without create the virtual env.
The idea to create this post was because all the tutorials that I fould on the Internet was installing OpenCV using the concept of Virual Env. On my case, I would like to have the OpenCV on my main list of libraries, so this is why I would like to install without use the Virtual Env approach.
If you are not familiar with Virtual env, please have a look on this link. This is definitely a long (an interesting) topic that could be transformed in a post (Why not?! Maybe latter I will write about that).
Ok! So, to start the things let’s answer this question: What is OpenCV?
OpenCV (Open Source Computer Vision Library) “is an open source computer vision and machine learning software library” (OpenCV.org, not available).
As you could see I have something in mind to use computer vision + machine learning 8)
No worries, I will make sure that I will create a post when the project is done 🙂
So…. let’s stop chat and let’s show the step-by-step:
Ps: I already have installed Anaconda 5.0 on my machine (and I’m using Python 3.6).
Step 0: Install XCode from App Store (if you don’t have already installed).
Step 1: Install the Homebrew (more details about homebrew you could find here)
Open the terminal and run:
ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master brew update
brew install opencv
conda update anaconda conda update numpy
echo /usr/local/opt/opencv/lib/python3.6/site-packages >> /usr/local/lib/python3.6/site-packages/opencv3.pth
cd anaconda/lib/python3.6/site-packages/ ln -s /usr/local/opt/opencv@3/lib//python3.6/site-packages/cv2.cpython-36m-darwin.so
python import cv2 print(cv2.__version__)
Chandel, S., V., 2017. Install OpenCV 3 on MacOS [ONLINE]. Available at https://www.learnopencv.com/install-opencv3-on-macos/ (Accessed 03/jun/2018).
OpenCV.org, About [ONLINE]. Available at: https://opencv.org/about.html (Accessed 03/jun/2018).