Install OpenCV in Mac using Homebrew

Recently, I switched to a new Mac Retina (one of the numerous perks of working at Yahoo 😉 ) and wanted to install OpenCV in it using Homebrew.

I ran the usual brew install opencv command and got No available formula for opencv error message. I have personally ran this command before to install OpenCV and was wondering what went wrong.

After a couple of web searches and ‘hair tearing’, I found that the opencv formula has moved to homebrew-science and I had to do the following.

brew tap homebrew/science

brew install opencv

Finally everything worked. So even if you are facing the same problem, then you know what to do now (and possibly save some hair as well) 🙂

Oh, by the way, if you own a Mac and don’t know what Homebrew is, then stop everything and install it right away. You can thank me later 😉

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