XKCD and Matlab – a happy and productive combination.

Today I have discovered http://xkcd.com. My morning has been followed this pattern: Genreate test image. See if my matlab algorithm can find the target in my test image. Look at xkcd while the computer computes. Look at results. Tweak algorithm or generate a new and slightly different test image. Read more xkcd. Repeat.

It’s been a suprisingly productive morning. That’s the beauty of computers: they do all the hard work for you. And by running a big script on the other PC, I can carry on tinkering safe in the knowledge that I’ll have lots of new shiney data in 30 minutes. Unless it crashes again. Fingers crossed eh.

Anyway, time to see if my algorithm worked…

 Ps: It did work! Yay. Automated computer vision model here I come.

Pps: Hmm. The next example didn’t work… something funny is coming on.

Ppps: Come to my gig with the other Al on the 21st! 

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2 Responses to XKCD and Matlab – a happy and productive combination.

  1. Dave says:

    XKCD is a cult and it’s consistently brilliant, I still haven’t figured out how to get a fourier transform of my cat though.

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