Memory efficient tuple storage

Tim Chase python.list at
Fri Mar 13 18:29:12 CET 2009

While Kurt gave some excellent ideas for using numpy, there were 
some missing details in your original post that might help folks 
come up with a "work smarter, not harder" solution.

Clearly, you're not loading it into memory just for giggles -- 
surely you're *doing* something with it once it's in memory. 
With details of what you're trying to do with that data, some of 
the smart-minds on the list may be able to provide a 
solution/algorithm that doesn't require having everything in 
memory concurrently.

Or you may try streaming through your data-sources, pumping it 
into a sqlite/mysql/postgres database, allowing for more 
efficient querying of the data.  Both mysql & postgres offer the 
ability to import data directly into the server without the need 
for (or overhead of) a bajillion INSERT statements which may also 
speed up the slurping-in process.


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