[Numpy-discussion] Vectorize leak fixed (and sage-reported leak fixed as well).

Michael.Abshoff michael.abshoff@googlemail....
Fri Mar 21 22:12:28 CDT 2008

Travis E. Oliphant wrote:
> Hello all,
> Much thanks is deserved by the people who have been chasing down and 
> fixing reference count problems in NumPy.  Two of them are related to 
> object arrays.  
> So, if you have been having memory leak problems with object arrays 
> (vectorize uses object arrays, BTW), you should try out the latest SVN 
> of NumPy to see if they fix your problems.   Hopefully, NumPy 1.0.5 will 
> come out sometime next week so that everybody can enjoy a more 
> memory-conscious NumPy.
> The vectorize-related leak was a particularly silly one which led to 
> casting for simple cases actually doing more work instead of less (this 
> led inexorably to leaks whenever object arrays were cast to other types).
> Best regards,
> -Travis

Hi Tavis, list,

excellent. We will upgrade then officially once 1.0.5 is out. I will do 
some testing the 1.0.5svn to verify that the leak is actually gone - not 
that we don't trust you :)



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