OCR that can count occurrences of each character

Discussion in 'Programmer's Corner' started by puppi, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. puppi

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    I am not a programmer, but I'm trying to find a device that can:
    - OCR a sudoku game (before being solved) into text numbers
    - Count the occurrences of each number (before being solved)

    You know how when you look at a sudoku game sheet, if you wanted to count how many times each number shows up, it'll take a while in your head.
    Ideally, I want a device that can count them all instantly or in a few seconds, as you OCR the image, or right afterwards. (so doing OCR & then using Excel's counting function would be just too long, right? Unless they all can be done in a few seconds)

    I know Google Goggles solves Sudoku, but it doesn't seem to include the "counting" function.

    So how do I go about finding something that can do this? I googled to no avail.
    Or do you guys know a more suitable forum for this kinda question?
    Any idea welcome!
    Thanks!!! :)
  2. blueroomelectronics

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jul 22, 2007
    No such device. You could learn to or hire someone to write an iPhone or Android app.
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  3. puppi

    Thread Starter New Member

    Dec 13, 2013
    Thanks for your reply!
    How long do you think it'd take for a person with zero programming knowledge to write an app like this?
    A few days, weeks, more...? :confused:
    I see there are apps development companies around but their clients seem to be primarily businesses... so probably a super expensive fee?
    Are there app dev. services catered to individuals that would charge less? Has anyone used one? Around how much...?
    Last edited: Dec 28, 2013