[PD] Exact RAM size of arrays
msp at ucsd.edu
Fri Oct 7 18:59:50 CEST 2016
.. except if Pd is compiled as a 64-bit exeutable, each individual sample
takes 8 bytes, not 4.
On Fri, Oct 07, 2016 at 01:03:34PM +0200, cyrille henry wrote:
> hello Martin,
> Le 07/10/2016 à 12:31, Martin Hiendl a écrit :
> > Dear list,
> > I have a quick question: For a looper/ringbuffer patch I'm using a
> > couple of hundred arrays with a size of something between 4-7 seconds
> > (at 44.1k) each.
> > How can I calculate exactly how much RAM one buffer occupies, so that
> > I'm not overloading my machine? Is it the same size of a wav file?
> yes, an array use the same mem as a 32 bit mono wave file. (or a 16 bit stereo wave file, like in CD)
> 1 sample is 4 bytes, there is 44.1 samples/s, so a table use 176.3 Ko / second
> (about 600Mo/h).
> > Thanks
> > Martin
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