June 6, 2024, 5:38 p.m. | Siddhant Khare

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Introduction


Memory management is a crucial aspect when dealing with large datasets and intensive plotting operations in Python. matplotlib, a popular plotting library, can sometimes exhibit memory leaks if not used correctly. This post discusses effective strategies to prevent memory leaks in matplotlib.pyplot, particularly focusing on the proper use of plt.clf() and plt.close().





Understanding the Problem


When creating numerous plots in a loop, improper handling of figure clearing and closing can lead to memory not being released, ultimately causing an …

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