[Numpy-discussion] Vector/matrix with 3200975422129 elements

Dan Halbert halbert at halwitz.org
Tue May 3 21:34:31 EDT 2011

On 5/3/2011 7:52 PM, Gaston Fiore wrote:
> I'm trying to create a vector (or a matrix, could be either) with
> 3200975422129 elements but I'm not being successful
In words, that's about 3.2 trillion float32's, so about 24 trillion 
bytes, > 2^41. So, yes, you are running out of memory, by a factor of 
several thousand, and I don't think you have 24T of swap space on your 
disk. So perhaps you need to rethink the problem. Maybe this matrix is 
sparse? (I hope so.)

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