Guile-CV - Image Processing and Analysis in Guile - is a Computer Vision functional programming library for the Guile Scheme language.

Based on Vigra (Vision with Generic Algorithms - a C++ image processing and analysis library), Guile-CV comprises a direct binding to Vigra C (a C wrapper to most of the Vigra functionality), enriched with pure Guile scheme algorithms, all accessible through a nice, clean and easy to use high level API.

Guile-CV is natively multi-threaded, and takes advantage of multiple cores, using high-level and fine grained application-level parallelism constructs available in Guile, based on its support to POSIX threads.

Latest News

August 14th, 2017

Guile-CV version 0.1.6 is released.

Summary of the changes since version 0.1.5 available on the Guile-CV News page. See Guile-CV git summary and Guile-CV git log for a complete description.


Guile-CV objective is to be a robust, reliable and fast - Image Processing and Analysis - Computer Vision functional programming library for the Guile Scheme language. Guile-CV also wants to be easy to use, study, modify and extend.

Guile-CV can be used as an educational sofware, a research toolbox but it can also be used 'in production': Guile-CV is robust, reliable and fast, and we will make sure Guile-CV remains robust, reliable and fast as it grows.


Documentation for Guile-CV is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You may also look at the Guile-CV manual by running info guile-cv or find it, if you installed Guile-CV manually and did run make install-html, by looking at $prefix/share/doc/guile-cv/guile-cv.html/. If you installed Guile-CV using a distribution package, you may find it, perhaps, by looking at /usr/share/doc/guile-cv/ or similar directories on your system


Guile-CV also has a Savannah project page.


Guile-CV is a free software, distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License GPLv3 or higher. You must be aware there is no warranty whatsoever for Guile-CV. This is described in full in the license.