How to install Dlib Python API on Windows PC
This tutorial gives complete steps to install Dlib Python API on computer running on Windows operating system.
Step 1: Install Anaconda
Download Anaconda with Python 3. Choose the version x86 or x64 according to the CPU architecture of your PC.
Installation procedure is pretty straight-forward, just follow the setup by selecting Express settings.
Step 2: Create Conda Environment
Open Anaconda command prompt from Windows start menu. First of all update anaconda packages by issuing the following commands.
conda update conda conda update anaconda
Now, we will create a new conda environment.
conda create -n env_dlib python=3.6
Step 3: Activate new environment
We need to activate the newly created conda environment by using the following command:
conda activate env_dlib
After issuing the above command, we will be migrated from conda ‘base’ to ‘env_dlib’.
Step 4: Install Dlib
Just type in the following command to download and install the latest version of dlib from conda-forge repositories.
conda install -c conda-forge dlib
This will download all the required dependencies on its own. Just press ‘Y’ to proceed.
Step 5: Verify the installation
We will verify the dlib python API by importing the dlib library inside Python.
Open the Python interpreter by typing in ‘python’ inside the command prompt.
Then, type in the following code.
import dlib dlib.__version__
Running above code should display the version of dlib, like ‘19.10’ as the output.
We may exit from the env_dlib by issuing command
This will migrate us back to the anaconda base.
Congrats for having install Dlib Python API on your computer.
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