Measure the memory cost in Python

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at
Thu Apr 30 19:57:09 CEST 2009

En Thu, 30 Apr 2009 08:00:07 -0300, Li Wang < at> escribió:

> I want to measure the actual memory cost of a particular step in my  
> program
> (Python program), does anyone know if there is some function in Python  
> could
> help me to do this job? Or should I seek other tools to help me?

It's hard to compute from inside the program; I'd use OS tools to monitor  
memory usage.
Python 2.6 has sys.getsizeof() -- you have to apply it recursively, but  
not count objects more than once.

Gabriel Genellina

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