How to get memory size/usage of python object

Remco Gerlich remco at gerlich.nl
Thu Jan 10 09:53:47 CET 2008


Hi,

The only list without references to other objects in it is [ ].

0, 1, 2, etc are objects. Every value in Python is a reference to an object.

Remco

On Jan 10, 2008 9:14 AM, Santiago Romero < sromero at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> > Would you care to precisely define "REAL size" first? Consider:
> >
> > >>> atuple = (1, 2)
> > >>> mylist = [(0, 0), atuple]
> >
> > Should sizeof(mylist) include sizeof(atuple) ?
>
>  No, I'm talking about "simple" lists, without REFERENCES to another
> objects into it.
>
>  I mean:
>
> lists = [ 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, (1,2), 3]
>
>  or
>
> array = [ [0,0,0,0,0,0,0], [1,1,1,1,2,1,2], ... ]
>
>  Maybe I can "pickle" the object to disk and see the filesize ... :-?
>
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