itsaboutcode itsaboutcode - 24 days ago 6
Python Question

How to find number of bytes taken by python variable

Is there anyway i can know how much bytes taken by particular variable in python. E.g; lets say i have

int = 12
print (type(int))


it will print

<class 'int'>


But i wanted to know how many bytes it has taken on memory? is it possible?

Answer

You can find the functionality you are looking for here (in sys.getsizeof - Python 2.6 and up).

Also: don't shadow the int builtin!

import sys
myint = 12
print sys.getsizeof(myint)