[SciPy-user] memory usage

lorenzo bolla lbolla@gmail....
Thu Aug 9 08:04:17 CDT 2007

first of all: congratulations! :-)
I've experienced some memory leaks using ipython: if you are using it, try
using the bare python interpreter...

On 8/9/07, Emanuele Zattin <emanuelez@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> i'm finally done with my implementation of a comet detector so right
> now i need to tweak some parameters.
> It makes quite a heavy use of images and big arrays so it's quite
> hungry of memory, so hungry that right now it will fill up the 768
> megabytes of memory of my machine in no time.
> i would like to investigate the reasons and find a solution so i think
> i need to know more about python's way to manage memory.
> for example... do i need to delete arrays i don't use anymore? if so...
> how?
> do i need to close images after i've read data from them?
> any hint for debugging and profiling is welcome!
> --
> Emanuele Zattin
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