Newbie question about memory management

Emile van Sebille emile at
Sat Jan 3 20:14:19 CET 2004

Oh Kyu Yoon:
> I am writing my first python program, and I have to deal with
several lists
> of double precision numbers that are about 10,000,000 in length.
> If I have 5 such lists, 5 x 10,000,000 x 8bytes ~ 400 MB which is
too much
> for the computer memory.
> Does anyone have better strategies to do this?

How about numeric with Kragen Sitaker's memory mapped files.


Emile van Sebille
emile at

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