title: ‘Matlab: platform independent free memory’ excerpt: You can get free memory on any platform from Matlab and GNU Octave with this script. categories:
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Matlab’s built-in “memory” command does not work on Linux or Mac. I have created a simple function to check available RAM with Matlab or GNU Octave I have created another function to check if an array of a particular size and data type can be created in RAM with Matlab or GNU Octave.
From Matlab R2015a, there in an option under
Preferences > MATLAB > Workspace > Matlab array size limit
that attempts to stop the user from creating arrays that dig into swap memory (extremely slow).