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Hough Transform for circle detection

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31 Jan 2006 (Updated )

An optimized Hough transform for circle detection.

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This Hough transform is highly optimized. It uses the midpoint circle algorithm to draw the circles in voting space quickly and without gaps. It also includes an option for searching only part of the image to increase speed if a rough estimate of the circle locations is known.

Acknowledgements

Circle Detection Via Standard Hough Transform inspired this file.

This file inspired Hough Transform For Circle Detection (Gui) and Hough Transform For Circles.

MATLAB release MATLAB 6.5 (R13)
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Comments and Ratings (41)
25 Jun 2014 Zhang Zheng  
06 Jun 2014 Brett Shoelson

Although it's not specified, the Image Processing Toolbox is a required product for this function.

18 Feb 2014 sardar  
11 Oct 2012 shelly

I hace two question,first,this algorithm must need the radius,second,what's the meaning of "Undefined function or method 'circlehough' for input arguments of type 'double'"?thank you very much

29 Feb 2012 Miroslav Ondac  
10 Jan 2012 ling li

This works well

26 Dec 2011 Olfa

How to view the code please??
can you send me the code to chabbeh.olfa@yahoo.fr
Thanks

10 Dec 2011 Carlos

How can i show the processed image just like the image above? i am trying to detect the pupil, can anyone could give me any information of this function? carlosfer.02@gmail.com
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02 Oct 2011 Reji

I would be really grateful if you could tell me how can i modify this code to get the cordinates of the centre of the biggest circle detected in the image. I am using a head gear to capture the live image of an eye and in that i need to track the centre of the cornea.
I would be really grateful if you could suggest on how to get the cordinates of the cornea from the close up image of an eye.

02 Oct 2011 Reji

This is a wonderful code. I really appreciate the optimization done in this code.

I would be really grateful if you could tell me how to extract the coordinates of the center of the largest circle detected in the image.
kindly send me the code to contactreji@yahoo.com
Thanks
Reji

17 Aug 2011 Paulo

i can't seem to have this work properly. how can it detect the circle shape of the pupil like the one in the image above? please email me. i need help! thanks. pauflores912@yahoo.com

22 Apr 2011 yzinedine

hey, if anyone had this error, cause each time time I Run this program I had this error at line 74 ..
if xpxxmax || ypxymax, continue; end
xpxxmax and ypxymax are indefined.
so tried to feet the program and I fixed them like this :
if xpx>=xmax || ypx>=ymax, continue; end
if anyone have an idea about that.

23 Feb 2011 White Apple

I don't understand how to run the program. When I set houghcircle(i,10,4);
then figures come out continuously.
I want to use this program to detect the eyes circle.

20 Oct 2010 Kevin J. Delaney

It seems the Image Processing Toolbox is required--is this correct?

02 Oct 2010 SasiKanth

Works neatly! Although, wish the program was better commented!

02 Jul 2010 zahid khan

??? Maximum recursion limit of 500 reached. Use
set(0,'RecursionLimit',N)
to change the limit. Be aware that exceeding your available stack
space can
crash MATLAB and/or your computer.

Error in ==> ismember

02 Jul 2010 zahid khan

??? Error using ==> houghcircle
Maximum recursion limit of 500 reached........................................your available stack space can crash MATLAB and/or
your computer

02 Jul 2010 zahid khan

its not works for me..

04 May 2010 Alireza Saberi

Nice work, good for like head detection application

Hough transform is not sensitive to noise and it is robust to those discrete edges, but it is slow. So lots of development on its speed were done such a randomized hough transform (RHT)

08 Dec 2009 Kenz

This script is quite handy for finding a known radius circle in an image. (I withheld five stars only because the program is not properly commented.)

08 Dec 2009 Kenz  
15 Sep 2009 LOVE Jain

can some1 send me matlab program to find circle co-ordinate and radius in an image..
my email is <jain.deep108@gmail.com>

21 Aug 2009 naveen kumar B T

thanks , program works nice.

to run the program follow this code
houghcircle(i,10,4); % i=binary image containing a circle
% 10= radius, 4= threshold (>=4).
if u don t specify threshold it will be selected automatically.

everything is given nicely.

07 Aug 2009 syed islam

Could anyone plz tell me how to run the program..? when I run the program, it says "??? Error using ==> run at 56
Input argument "thresh" is undefined."

And sometimes.."??? Error using ==> run at 56
Input argument "Imbinary" is undefined."

Thanks.

04 Jun 2009 Berkan Sesen

I apply this to a 512*512 logical image but get no results.
The function has an 'r' parameter, which is given by the author as follows:
"r - radius of circles."

I suspect the radius has to be specidifed precisely. If that is the case and the lagorithm requires a priori knowledge of the circle radius, I do not see much functionality in this.

09 May 2009 Idillus

Nice function. Can you tell me how to find the radious and values?

02 May 2009 Anil N

When i run this code, i am getting som many numbers, can any one help me how to see the circles on the input image

25 Dec 2008 Pradeep Cheriyan

can you tell me how we enter the region parameters for the function?

08 Oct 2008 andy ong

hi.. i have an image that contains 400 circles.. is there any way where i can detect 1 of the circle?

07 Oct 2008 Chathurika Perera

can someone help me how to use this for face recognition

31 May 2008 m lopen

I don't understand how to use this function.would you please help me.thanks a lot.

06 Apr 2008 imamiscool imamiscool

cool, but how can I use this function to measure similarity between several image?
can I use the accumulator or else?

03 Mar 2008 saif shloul

can this code help me in hand writting recognation

09 Jan 2008 sunny rupiti  
09 Dec 2007 Jashan Parikh

I don't understand how to use this function.would you please help me with test program and test input images??.thanks a lot.

12 Sep 2007 Christian Schuld

Fine piece of code. Works great!

14 Dec 2006 vince fournier

I don't understand how to use this function.would you please help me.thanks a lot.my e-mail is spurs53000@hotmail.com

24 Aug 2006 Boer Bogz

could some one tell me how to write the testing program? I still don't know how to use this function . thanks a lot!please email me at burhaannudin@yahoo.com thanks b 4

02 Aug 2006 Kenny Wong

I am having difficulty with the "region" parameter. The function seems to return all circle centers even after I have specified the region.

Example:
houghcircle(image,[88,89,90],150,[165,115,10,5]) is suppose to return all circle centers with radius 88,89,90(pixels) in the rectangle region starting at coordinates (165,115) with height and width 10,5 respectively.... my results include (111,72) as one of the centers which does not belong to this rectangle region.

25 May 2006 Phili Bush

could some one tell me how to write the testing program? I still don't know how to use this function *_@ thanks a lot!

04 Feb 2006 George Menendez

It works better than the others on this page and much faster! Perfect for searching large numbers of images.

Updates
05 May 2010

Implementation example included in comments. Code warnings fixed for new Matlab versions.

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