In Python, how big can an array/list get? I need an array of about 12000 elements. Will I still be able to run array/list methods such as sorting, etc?
According to the source code, the maximum size of a list is
PY_SSIZE_T_MAX is defined in pyport.h to be
On a regular 32bit system, this is (4294967295 / 2) / 4 or 536870912.
Therefore the maximum size of a python list on a 32 bit system is 536,870,912 elements.
As long as the number of elements you have is equal or below this, all list functions should operate correctly.