[Numpy-discussion] freeing memory

Travis Oliphant oliphant at ee.byu.edu
Thu Aug 18 11:35:03 EDT 2005

Daniel Sheltraw wrote:

> Hello All
> Is their a reliable way to free memory allocated for an array in Numeric?
> My application uses a lot of memory and I need to free some as it goes 
> along.
Assuming this is all in Python, you just need to delete all names bound 
to the array.

 >>> del arr

This will remove the memory for arr assuming there are no other arrays 
referencing arr's memory (i.e. from indexing expresssions arr[3,:] and 
or name binds).  


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