Archive for February, 2011

Installing and using Tesseract 2.04 on Mac OS X 10.6.6 with Homebrew

Installing and using Tesseract 2.04 on Mac OS X 10.6.6 with Homebrew

Tesseract is a program that does OCR – optical character recognition. The goal is to take a picture of text and transform it into text; e.g. you scan a page of a book and it will turn it into editable text. Note, Tesseract does not do layout analysis so a two column layout might confuse […]

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Fixing up Math::Primality – Part 1

Math::Primality is my one and only CPAN module, a result of my Google Summer of Code work almost two years ago. I was surprised about 10 months ago to get an email requesting features – I can’t believe someone is actually using this stuff! Well, I’ve put it off for a while so this weekend […]

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Reforming my Mac – Part 2

I finally got `perlbrew` installed. It’s a utility like `rvm` that allows you to manage multiple installations of perl without clobbering your system files. I followed the instructions from here: http://www.pythian.com/news/19971/guerilla-perl-installations/ 1) Run curl -L http://xrl.us/perlbrewinstall | bash Just a fancy way of getting the install script and running it. 2) Run /Users/bob/perl5/perlbrew/bin/perlbrew init Your […]

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