ov_core::YamlParser class

Helper class to do OpenCV yaml parsing from both file and ROS.

The logic is as follows:

  • Given a path to the main config file we will load it into our cv::FileStorage object.
  • From there the user can request for different parameters of different types from the config.
  • If we have ROS, then we will also check to see if the user has overridden any config files via ROS.
  • The ROS parameters always take priority over the ones in our config.

NOTE: There are no "nested" yaml parameters. They are all under the "root" of the yaml file!!! NOTE: The camera and imu have nested, but those are handled externally....

Constructors, destructors, conversion operators

YamlParser(const std::string& config_path, bool fail_if_not_found = true) explicit
Constructor that loads all three configuration files.

Public functions

auto get_config_folder() -> std::string
Will get the folder this config file is in.
auto successful() const -> bool
Check to see if all parameters were read succesfully.
template<class T>
void parse_config(const std::string& node_name, T& node_result, bool required = true)
Custom parser for the ESTIMATOR parameters.
template<class T>
void parse_external(const std::string& external_node_name, const std::string& sensor_name, const std::string& node_name, T& node_result, bool required = true)
Custom parser for the external parameter files with levels.
void parse_external(const std::string& external_node_name, const std::string& sensor_name, const std::string& node_name, Eigen::Matrix3d& node_result, bool required = true)
Custom parser for Matrix3d in the external parameter files with levels.
void parse_external(const std::string& external_node_name, const std::string& sensor_name, const std::string& node_name, Eigen::Matrix4d& node_result, bool required = true)
Custom parser for Matrix4d in the external parameter files with levels.

Function documentation

ov_core::YamlParser::YamlParser(const std::string& config_path, bool fail_if_not_found = true) explicit

Constructor that loads all three configuration files.

Parameters
config_path Path to the YAML file we will parse
fail_if_not_found If we should terminate the program if we can't open the config file

std::string ov_core::YamlParser::get_config_folder()

Will get the folder this config file is in.

Returns Config folder

bool ov_core::YamlParser::successful() const

Check to see if all parameters were read succesfully.

Returns True if we found all parameters

template<class T>
void ov_core::YamlParser::parse_config(const std::string& node_name, T& node_result, bool required = true)

Custom parser for the ESTIMATOR parameters.

Template parameters
T Type of parameter we are looking for.
Parameters
node_name Name of the node
node_result Resulting value (should already have default value in it)
required If this parameter is required by the user to set

This will load the data from the main config file. If it is unable it will give a warning to the user it couldn't be found.

template<class T>
void ov_core::YamlParser::parse_external(const std::string& external_node_name, const std::string& sensor_name, const std::string& node_name, T& node_result, bool required = true)

Custom parser for the external parameter files with levels.

Template parameters
T Type of parameter we are looking for.
Parameters
external_node_name Name of the node we will get our relative path from
sensor_name The first level node we will try to get the requested node under
node_name Name of the node
node_result Resulting value (should already have default value in it)
required If this parameter is required by the user to set

This will first load the external file requested. From there it will try to find the first level requested (e.g. imu0, cam0, cam1). Then the requested node can be found under this sensor name. ROS can override the config with <sensor_name>_<node_name> (e.g., cam0_distortion).

void ov_core::YamlParser::parse_external(const std::string& external_node_name, const std::string& sensor_name, const std::string& node_name, Eigen::Matrix3d& node_result, bool required = true)

Custom parser for Matrix3d in the external parameter files with levels.

Parameters
external_node_name Name of the node we will get our relative path from
sensor_name The first level node we will try to get the requested node under
node_name Name of the node
node_result Resulting value (should already have default value in it)
required If this parameter is required by the user to set

This will first load the external file requested. From there it will try to find the first level requested (e.g. imu0, cam0, cam1). Then the requested node can be found under this sensor name. ROS can override the config with <sensor_name>_<node_name> (e.g., cam0_distortion).

void ov_core::YamlParser::parse_external(const std::string& external_node_name, const std::string& sensor_name, const std::string& node_name, Eigen::Matrix4d& node_result, bool required = true)

Custom parser for Matrix4d in the external parameter files with levels.

Parameters
external_node_name Name of the node we will get our relative path from
sensor_name The first level node we will try to get the requested node under
node_name Name of the node
node_result Resulting value (should already have default value in it)
required If this parameter is required by the user to set

This will first load the external file requested. From there it will try to find the first level requested (e.g. imu0, cam0, cam1). Then the requested node can be found under this sensor name. ROS can override the config with <sensor_name>_<node_name> (e.g., cam0_distortion).