[Numpy-discussion] numpy CAPI questions

Robert Kern robert.kern@gmail....
Mon Oct 20 16:22:07 CDT 2008

On Mon, Oct 20, 2008 at 16:13, Lane Brooks <lbrooks@mit.edu> wrote:
> Thanks for all this valuable feedback.  I read your blog post and like the
> idea but not the overhead.  I guess my initial approach of doing a memory
> handoff to the numpy Array was a bit naive.  It seems to be working, but I
> guess that is because numpy uses free to deallocate memory?

It uses PyMem_Free() (except for a few places that I've just noticed)
which itself uses free() *except* if Python is compiled with
-DPYMALLOC_DEBUG, in which case it uses its own debugging

Robert Kern

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