The Bob Project

Bob is a free signal-processing and machine learning toolbox originally developed by the Biometrics group at Idiap Research Institute, Switzerland. The toolbox is written in a mix of Python and C++ and is designed to be both efficient and reduce development time.

  • To learn about this project’s motivations and history, visit Motivations and Philosophy.
  • For a brief summary of what you can do with Bob, have a look at Overview.
  • To just get started using Bob, skip ahead to Installing Bob.
  • If you make use of Bob or any Satellite Packages, we would appreciate if you cited one of our publications as described in Overview.
  • For more detailed information, scroll down to the User’s Guide, Developer’s Guide or Reference manual.

We believe in free software and development standards. Bob is a freely available library, licensed under the terms of the GPL v3. For more information on licensing, please visit our Licensing Terms.



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