using opencv with python 3.4 on Windows 7

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Here is a quick hack for using opencv and python 3.4 on a Windows 7 PC. Simply follow the steps below: 

install python 3.4

to use pip : go to the system variables and click "new". name the variable "pip" and the path should be the path to your "python34\Scripts" folder.

install numpy 

enter "pip install numpy" into the cmd

download the right opencv version from

open cmd

enter "pip install *full path of opencv wheel" in the cmd

start python (either the idle or in the cmd) and enter "import cv2"

if there is no error, the instalation was successful.


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P.S. tested on an Advantech AIIS-3410P. Thanks Advantech!


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Short update:

As an even easier approach you caninstall Miniconda on your machine and get OpenCV up and running with these two commands:

conda install -c menpo numpy

conda install -c menpo opencv3

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