[Numpy-discussion] array of random numbers fails to construct

DAVID SAROFF (RIT Student) dps7802 at rit.edu
Sun Dec 6 15:39:24 EST 2015

This works. A big array of eight bit random numbers is constructed:

import numpy as np

spectrumArray = np.random.randint(0,255, (2**20,2**12)).astype(np.uint8)

This fails. It eats up all 64GBy of RAM:

spectrumArray = np.random.randint(0,255, (2**21,2**12)).astype(np.uint8)

The difference is a factor of two, 2**21 rather than 2**20, for the extent
of the first axis.

David P. Saroff
Rochester Institute of Technology
54 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623
david.saroff at mail.rit.edu | (434) 227-6242
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