I am writing a program in Python and will have a numpy array that might need to be of dtype=np.int64. Will the raspberry pi 2 be able to handle these 64 bit integers? Thank you!

1 Answer 1


It depends on what you mean by "integer".

If we're talking about the register size in the processor, then no, the RPi has a 32bit CPU.

If we're talking about the size of numbers it can process in Python, then yes it does. Python has big number libraries built in. Because of this, you can store and manipulate as big of a number as you want and have the RAM space for. Your efficiency won't be nearly as good, but it is workable.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.