This version of ImageDataExtractor is deprecated. Find the latest version here.


This section outlines the steps required to install ImageDataExtractor.

We strongly advise the use of a virtual environment when installing ImageDataExtractor (Click here to learn how.)

Step 1: Install Tesseract 3

ImageDataExtractor currently uses Tesseract 3 for text recognition. You can check your existing version by running:

$ tesseract -v

The source code for the correct installation can be downloaded here if required. Instructions for compiling on your machine can be found here.

Step 2: Install ImageDataExtractor

Installation with pip is the simplest option for getting going with ImageDataExtractor.

Simply run:

pip install ImageDataExtractor

Then download the necessary data files to run ChemDataExtractor-IDE by running:

cde data download

and you're ready to go!