I am using imshow to illustrate the content of arrays. But I am having
problems when arrays are too large. There seem to be a limitation that is
not due to the computer memory size. My data are unsigned integer 1 byte and
I am limited to array of about 12000 x 5000.
When trying with a 16000 x 5000 array, my 4 GB computer got very slow and
never perform the creation of the image. After 10 minutes, I have to kill
the process. On a 16 GB computer, I've got a segmentation fault message. The
size limitation are approximately the same on both computers.
I found a solution by calling twice the imshow function with only part of
the array each time. But I think there might be a better solution.
My feeling is that the limitation is not due to matplotlib or python but
rather from gtk or other part of the imaging tools.
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