class joblib.Memory(location=None, backend='local', cachedir=None, mmap_mode=None, compress=False, verbose=1, bytes_limit=None, backend_options=None)

A context object for caching a function’s return value each time it is called with the same input arguments.

All values are cached on the filesystem, in a deep directory structure.

Read more in the User Guide.

location: str or None

The path of the base directory to use as a data store or None. If None is given, no caching is done and the Memory object is completely transparent. This option replaces cachedir since version 0.12.

backend: str, optional

Type of store backend for reading/writing cache files. Default: ‘local’. The ‘local’ backend is using regular filesystem operations to manipulate data (open, mv, etc) in the backend.

cachedir: str or None, optional
mmap_mode: {None, ‘r+’, ‘r’, ‘w+’, ‘c’}, optional

The memmapping mode used when loading from cache numpy arrays. See numpy.load for the meaning of the arguments.

compress: boolean, or integer, optional

Whether to zip the stored data on disk. If an integer is given, it should be between 1 and 9, and sets the amount of compression. Note that compressed arrays cannot be read by memmapping.

verbose: int, optional

Verbosity flag, controls the debug messages that are issued as functions are evaluated.

bytes_limit: int, optional

Limit in bytes of the size of the cache.

backend_options: dict, optional

Contains a dictionnary of named parameters used to configure the store backend.

__init__(location=None, backend='local', cachedir=None, mmap_mode=None, compress=False, verbose=1, bytes_limit=None, backend_options=None)
depth: int, optional

The depth of objects printed.


__init__([location, backend, cachedir, …])
cache([func, ignore, verbose, mmap_mode]) Decorates the given function func to only compute its return value for input arguments not cached on disk.
clear([warn]) Erase the complete cache directory.
eval(func, *args, **kwargs) Eval function func with arguments *args and **kwargs, in the context of the memory.
format(obj[, indent]) Return the formatted representation of the object.
reduce_size() Remove cache elements to make cache size fit in bytes_limit.