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    Python Memory Footprint

    This article applies to python 2.7 64-bit (32bit and py3k may be different) Edit: I added simpler estimate formulas along side the actual formulas, so the python memory footprint can be quickly visualized. Edit2: 32 bit python seems to be using around half of the memory; this seems to be due to the use of 32bit pointers instead of 64. That being said, you are limited to 2GB of memory. Some developers are unaware of the memory footprint python has…

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  • How much does each city Tweet?

    At LeadSift, we do our own crawling. We’re whitelisted by Twitter (yippee) and so, we can download and have access to a lot more data for free than most other people…