Writing the Hello World Program¶
The following is the hello world for SimpleCV. What is does is basically opens up the camera, takes a picture and shows it.
Here is the code:
from SimpleCV import * cam = Camera() while (1): i = cam.getImage() i.show()
What is going on in this example is the:
from SimpleCV import *
brings in all the SimpleCV library into the namespace. What does that mean? It means less typing for us.
The same program could also be written as:
import SimpleCV cam = SimpleCV.Camera() while(1): i = cam.getImage() i.show()
The first method is typically the way we will write the programs, until you are comfortable enough with using SimpleCV outside of it’s built in libraries.