by ArkaneCow

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Heroku buildpack with Python, OpenCV, Numpy and SciPy


This buildpack provides a self-contained environment for python applications that need: OpenCV, Numpy or Scipy.


  • Existing OpenCV buildpacks didin't work for me or python support simply wasn't there.
  • All sorts of issues with heroku python buildpack and OpenCV.
  • All sorts of issues with cedar stack default python and OpenCV.
  • Compiling things in a one-off dyno is slow.


A complete environment was created using the Dockerfile file based on the heroku cedar stack v14.

This buildpack will download that environment and place it in your /app/.heroku folder. This includes the following:

  • Python-2.7.10
  • Pip-7.1.1
  • Setuptools-18.2
  • Opencv-3.0.0 (with python support)
  • Numpy-1.9.2
  • Scipy-0.16.0
  • Matplotlib-1.4.3