# MATLAB code to python conversion

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Nikhil Hegde on 8 Mar 2016
Commented: Prb on 1 May 2019
I have this piece of MATLAB code that I wanted to convert to Python. I used this online tool called OMPC to convert 90% of the code. There's this one block of code which I couldn't convert. Code:
function [fd, labels] = imFeretDiameter(img, varargin)
theta = 180;
if ~isempty(varargin)
var1 = varargin{1};
if isscalar(var1)
theta = var1;
varargin(1) = [];
elseif ndims(var1) == 2 && sum(size(var1) ~= [1 2]) ~= 0
theta = var1;
varargin(1) = [];
end
end
spacing = [1 1];
origin = [1 1];
calib = false;
if ~isempty(varargin) && sum(size(varargin{1}) == [1 2]) == 2
spacing = varargin{1};
varargin(1) = [];
calib = true;
origin = [0 0];
end
if ~isempty(varargin) && sum(size(varargin{1}) == [1 2]) == 2
origin = varargin{1};
end
nTheta = length(theta);
labels = [];
if ~isempty(varargin) && size(varargin{1}, 2) == 1
labels = varargin{1};
end
if isempty(labels)
labels = imFindLabels(img);
end
nLabels = length(labels);
fd = zeros(nLabels, nTheta);
for i = 1:nLabels
[y, x] = find(img==labels(i));
if isempty(x)
continue;
end
if calib
x = (x-1) * spacing(1) + origin(1);
y = (y-1) * spacing(2) + origin(2);
end
try
inds = convhull(x, y);
x = x(inds);
y = y(inds);
catch ME
end
x = x - mean(x);
y = y - mean(y);
for t = 1:nTheta
theta2 = -theta(t) * pi / 180;
x2 = x * cos(theta2) - y * sin(theta2);
xmin = min(x2);
xmax = max(x2);
dl = spacing(1) * abs(cos(theta2)) + spacing(2) * abs(sin(theta2));
fd(i, t) = xmax - xmin + dl;
end
end
The code is a function that I'm using. 'img' is a black and white image and varargin is an array
[0 90 180]
The part of code which I couldn't convert:
try
inds = convhull(x, y);
x = x(inds);
y = y(inds);
catch ME
Any help in converting this piece of code is appreciated. Thank you!
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Prb on 1 May 2019
hI what was the equivalent function for zeros in python
Shifts = zeros(length(Filters)-1,1,'int16');

Bo Li on 8 Mar 2016
You may consider calling the MATLAB function directly from Python instead of converting it:
Nikhil Hegde on 9 Mar 2016
I'll be using the python code later on RPi. I'm new to RPi and Python so I'm not really sure if I can call matlab from RPi

Luis on 30 Sep 2016
Edited: Walter Roberson on 30 Sep 2016
You may also take a look to this more recent development: https://pypi.python.org/pypi/smop/0.26.2

Walter Roberson on 8 Mar 2016
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Walter Roberson on 30 Sep 2016
scipy is Python code.