Python for Prototyping Computer Vision Applications
Python is a popular language widely adopted by the scientific community due to its clear syntax and an extensive number of specialized packages. For image processing or computer vision development, two libraries are prominently used: NumPy/SciPy and OpenCV with a Python wrapper. In this paper, we present a comparative evaluation of both libraries, assessing their performance and their usability. We also investigate the performance of OpenCV when accessed through a python wrapper versus directly using the native C implementation.