memory usage

Rainer Deyke rainerd at
Sat Dec 6 05:31:36 CET 2003

Dave wrote:
> In another window on my Linux system I then run top.  The python
> process is now using 155 MB of memory.  Why is python using such a
> large amount of memory, nearly nearly 16 bytes for a float in this
> case?

2 lists.
10000000 floats.
10000000 integers.
20000002 reference counts.
20000002 type identifiers.
Whatever extra memory the memory manager uses to keep track of 20000002
separately allocated small blocks of memory.

Rainer Deyke - rainerd at -

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