# [Numpy-discussion] Meshgrid with Huge Arrays

Nadav Horesh nadavh@visionsense....
Thu Oct 7 05:55:12 CDT 2010

```The easiest next step is to use flot32 instead of float64 to reduce memory consumption by half:

XArray = np.arange(0, NrHorPixels, 1./sqrt(NrCellsPerPixel), dtype=float32))
YArray = np.arange(0, NrVerPixels, 1./sqrt(NrCellsPerPixel), dtype=float32))

If this not enough you can try to ue the separability of the gaussian (it should also run faster)

Zx = Amplitude*exp(-(((XArray-GaussianCenterX)**2/(2*SigmaX**2)))
Zy = exp(-((YArray-GaussianCenterY)**2/(2*SigmaY**2))))
Z = Zx * Zy[:,None]

Nadav

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Subject: Re: [Numpy-discussion] Meshgrid with Huge Arrays

I used your suggestion, but it keeps getting me those errors mentioned, but
on the definition of Z (line of the following code):

from pylab import *
import numpy as np

#VARIABLES
NrHorPixels=512
NrVerPixels=512
NrCellsPerPixel=16
GaussianCenterX=256
GaussianCenterY=256
SigmaX=1
SigmaY=1
Amplitude = 150

#3D ARRAY
XArray = np.arange(0, NrHorPixels, 1./sqrt(NrCellsPerPixel))
YArray = np.arange(0, NrVerPixels, 1./sqrt(NrCellsPerPixel))
Z =
Amplitude*exp(-(((XArray-GaussianCenterX)**2/(2*SigmaX**2))+((YArray[:,None]-GaussianCenterY)**2/(2*SigmaY**2))))

#PLOT
#pcolormesh(Z)
#colorbar()
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