Install DetectionSuite application

The application can be directly downloaded from the repository releases.

To run the app, first give executable permissions running:

    chmod a+x DetectionSuitexxxxx.AppImage

and run it using:

    ./DetectionSuitexxxxx -c configFile

Requirements: python & numpy.

To use Tensorflow and/or Keras, you would need to install them.

To install Tensorflow:

    pip install tensorflow


    pip install tensorflow-gpu

To install Keras:

    pip install keras

Using Docker

First you need to have docker installed in your computer. If no, assuming you are in Ubuntu, install it using the following command:

    sudo apt install

Now you need to start the docker deamon using

    sudo service docker start

After starting the deamon , get DetectionSuite docker file using

    sudo docker pull jderobot/dl-detectionsuite

Now run the docker image using

    sudo docker run -it -e DISPLAY=$DISPLAY -v /tmp/.X11-unix:/tmp/.X11-unix jderobot/dl-detectionsuite

where the -it flag instructs Docker to allocate a pseudo-TTY connected to the container’s stdin; creating an interactive bash shell in the container ,-e tag is used to set the environment variable, in this case DISPLAY, this is required because you will be using GUI for interaction through out rest of the tutorials.

Voila!! You can now use DetectionSuite. Proceed to beginner’s tutorial to get started.

Compile and Install from source

To use the latest version of DetectionSuite you need to compile and install it from source. To get started you can either read along or follow these video tutorials.


Common deps

sudo apt install build-essential git cmake rapidjson-dev libssl-dev
sudo apt install libboost-dev libboost-filesystem-dev libboost-system-dev libboost-program-options-dev
sudo easy_install numpy
brew install cmake boost rapidjson
sudo apt install libgoogle-glog-dev libyaml-cpp-dev qt5-default libqt5svg5-dev
brew install glog yaml-cpp qt

Also, just add qt in your PATH by running:
echo 'export PATH="/usr/local/opt/qt/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bash_profile
Install OpenCV 3.4
git clone
cd opencv
git checkout 3.4
mkdir build && cd build
make -j4
sudo make install
brew install opencv

Optional Dependencies

CUDA (For GPU support)

    NVIDIA_GPGKEY_SUM=d1be581509378368edeec8c1eb2958702feedf3bc3d17011adbf24efacce4ab5 && \

    NVIDIA_GPGKEY_FPR=ae09fe4bbd223a84b2ccfce3f60f4b3d7fa2af80 && \
        sudo apt-key adv --fetch-keys && \
        sudo apt-key adv --export --no-emit-version -a $NVIDIA_GPGKEY_FPR | tail -n +5 > && \
        echo "$NVIDIA_GPGKEY_SUM" | sha256sum -c --strict - && rm && \

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb /" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/cuda.list' && \
    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb /" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/nvidia-ml.list'

Update and install

    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get install -y cuda

Below is a list of more optional dependencies you may require depending on your usage.

  • Camera Streaming Support

    DetectionSuite can currently read ROS and ICE Camera Streams. So, to enable Streaming support, install any one of them.

  • Inferencing Frameworks

    DetectionSuite currently supports many Inferencing Frameworks namely Darknet, TensorFlow, Keras and Caffe. Each one of them has some dependencies, and are mentioned below.

    Choose your favourite one and go ahead.

    • Darknet (jderobot fork)

      Darknet supports both GPU and CPU builds, and GPU build is enabled by default. If your computer doesn’t have a NVIDIA Graphics card, then it is necessary to turn of GPU build in cmake by passing -DUSE_GPU=OFF as an option in cmake.

            git clone
            cd darknet
            mkdir build && cd build

      For GPU users:


      For Non-GPU users (CPU build):


      Change <DARKNET_DIR> to your custom installation path.

            make -j4
            sudo make -j4 install
    • TensorFlow

      The only dependency for using TensorFlow as an inferencing framework is TensorFlow. So, just install TensorFlow. It should be 1.4.1 or greater.

    • Keras

      Similarly, the only dependency for using Keras as an inferencing framework is Keras.

    • Caffe

      For using Caffe as an inferencing framework, it is necessary to install OpenCV 3.4 or greater.

Note: Be Sure to checkout functionality for tutorials on how to use the above mentioned functionalities and frameworks.

How to compile DetectionSuite:

Once you have all the required dependencies installed just run:

    git clone
    cd DetectionSuite/DeepLearningSuite
    mkdir build && cd build
    cmake ..

To enable Darknet support with GPU:


Note: GPU support is enabled by default for other Frameworks

    make -j4

Note: To enable Darknet support just pass an optimal parameter in cmake -D DARKNET_PATH equal to Darknet installation directory, and is same as <DARKNET_DIR> passed above in darknet installation.

Once it is built, you will find various executables in different folders ready to be executed :smile:.

Starting with DetectionSuite

The best way to start is with our beginner’s tutorial for DetectionSuite.

If you have any issue feel free to drop a mail or create an issue for the same.