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what does this line means in the following code? I=I(200:400,250:450,:); and when i change the ratio there comes an error of "index exceeds matrix dimensions"

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I=imread('images/Persepolis_Taureaux.jpg');
I=I(200:400,250:450,:);% about M1:60second % M2:70second % M3:60second
tic
S=regcovsmooth(I,10,4,0.2,'M1');
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Andrew Newell
Andrew Newell on 18 Apr 2017
Edited: Andrew Newell on 19 Apr 2017
The function imread retrieves a 3D array consisting of 2D images in various colors or grayscale. The number of these images depends on the size of the third dimension (see Multidimensional arrays). They may, for example, be the red, green and blue components of the total color. The command I=I(200:400,250:450,:) is taking a rectangular sample out of each of these images. As for how regcovsmooth deals with it, this is software from GitHub that I'm not familiar with.

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Walter Roberson
Walter Roberson on 19 Apr 2017
For the full image, leave out the line
I=I(200:400,250:450,:);% about M1:60second % M2:70second % M3:60second
Or if you want to leave something there as a placeholder to make it easier to change back, then
I = I(:,:,:);

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msahar
msahar on 18 Apr 2017
Edited: msahar on 19 Apr 2017
I am assuming that you are particularly asking about regcovsmooth function. This function is used for preserving image smoothing via region covariances. The output S is the structure component extracted from input image I.
Please read the research paper at the link given below,

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misbah mateen
misbah mateen on 19 Apr 2017
thanks for your response. yeah i am doing the project on that research paper. and i am stuck in this line I=I(200:400,250:450,:);.
msahar
msahar on 19 Apr 2017
This line just scale the image (i is used to take out the desired portion of image) so that it take the form of positive definite matrix.

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 18 Apr 2017
regcovsmooth
It probably wants a gray scale image, not a color image. At least that's what I'd try to get rid of the error message.
tic
I = rgb2gray(I);
S = regcovsmooth(I,10,4,0.2,'M1');
By the way, please pick a more descriptive variable name than I. It looks too must like 1 (one) and l (lower case L).

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Image Analyst
Image Analyst on 19 Apr 2017
The code has virtually no comments and that makes it very hard for someone other than the author to support it. Either that was their intent, or they just don't write very good code. I'd have to spend quite a bit of time to understand what that code does, and you can do that just as well as we can. I suggest you contact the author.

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