HOG: calculate the HOG (Histogram of oriented gradients) for an image

Description

The function is a modification of the 'findHOGFeatures' function of the SimpleCV package [ please consult the COPYRIGHT file ]
The function takes either an RGB (it will be converted to gray) or a gray image and returns a vector of the HOG descriptors.
The main purpose of the function is to create a vector of features, which can be used in classification tasks.

Usage

HOG(image, cells = 3, orientations = 6)

Value

a numeric vector

Arguments

image

matrix or 3-dimensional array where the third dimension is equal to 3

cells

the number of divisions ( cells )

orientations

number of orientation bins

Details

This function takes either a matrix, a data frame or a 3-dimensional array (where the third dimension is equal to 3) and returns a vector with the HOG-descriptors (histogram of oriented gradients).