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Difficulty running OpenVINO python inference example in windows


I ultimately got this to work, but I hit many stumbling blocks.

I followed this on Windows 10:

I can run the demos.  I want to run  However, I see this:

Which says I want to run this:


Which doesn't exist (the folder python_api is missing).

According to the following post, that's a documentation error

And instead, I should run setupvars.bat under  C:\Program Files (x86)\IntelSWTools\openvino_2019.1.148\bin .  OK, Done.

The page says I should go to <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/inference_engine/samples/python_samples for the inference sample.  It's actually in <INSTALL_DIR>/deployment_tools/inference_engine/samples/python

No module named 'cv2'

pip install opencv-python

No module named 'openvino'.  D'Oh.  That's what I thought I just installed.

Insight: I've been using powershell.  Just try CMD.  It works!

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Hi Joshua,

We appreciate your feedback! I have passed this information to the development team to update the documentation. 

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Best Regards,



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