I am a beginner in image processing and I have to learn to program in MATLAB as soon as possible. I started with Rafael Gonzalez book, but understanding this theoretical knowledge and mathematical aspect from one side and bringing this knowledge into practice for doing my project from the other sides, it is a challenging task for me.I am working on 3D medical images. So I should learn how to do pattern recognition with these images.
Do you have any tips on how to translate my theoretical knowledge into practical knowledge? Which programming language is suitable and convenient for learning image processing/computer vision and doing practical projects?