I suspect something has been updated in my python installation (possibly by yours truly) but a pice of code I've been relying on has started memory leaking like I have HD to spare.
Optemizing this python code had been on my "well someday" list anyway so here goes. Python code is nearly never optimized. If you wanted it to run superfast, you don't code in python. You code in python because it takes an afternoon of your time. If the runtime is then till the next day, who cares?
It better run a little more efficient. I need to run a local Galaxy Catalog through it. Time to optimize this puppy.