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This is an assortment of all the scripts associated with the Intro to Voice Computing Book. These scripts should give you a jumpstart in learning how to write Python code for voice-related applications.

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Voicebook video

Getting started: setting up environment (mac)

Watch the overview video for this book here.

Note that these are the instructions for Mac computers; you may need some custom setup for FFmpeg and/or SoX if you're using a Windows and/or Linux computer.

First, clone the repository and submodules:

git clone --recurse-submodules -j8

Now you need to run the script in a virtual environment to make sure you have all the required dependencies for all the chapters of the book. To do this, run:

cd voicebook
pip3 install virtualenv
virtualenv env 
source env/bin/activate

Now you have all the dependencies necessary to follow along with the chapters in the book. You don’t need to worry about any other installations.


This repository is licensed under the Apache 2.0 License.


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Check out the wiki or documentation below to follow along with each chapter in the book. In this way, you can get quickly up to speed with the 200+ scripts included in this repository.