When we read the tournament train and test data into memory it takes a lot of memory that could be a problem even if we have a beefy machine. In order to reduce the following function (a popular function from Kaggle notebooks):

```
import pandas as pd
def reduce_mem_usage(df, verbose=True):
numerics = ['int16', 'int32', 'int64', 'float16', 'float32', 'float64']
start_mem = df.memory_usage().sum() / 1024**2
for col in df.columns:
col_type = df[col].dtypes
if col_type in numerics:
c_min = df[col].min()
c_max = df[col].max()
if str(col_type)[:3] == 'int':
if c_min > np.iinfo(np.int8).min and c_max < np.iinfo(np.int8).max:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.int8)
elif c_min > np.iinfo(np.int16).min and c_max < np.iinfo(np.int16).max:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.int16)
elif c_min > np.iinfo(np.int32).min and c_max < np.iinfo(np.int32).max:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.int32)
elif c_min > np.iinfo(np.int64).min and c_max < np.iinfo(np.int64).max:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.int64)
else:
if c_min > np.finfo(np.float16).min and c_max < np.finfo(np.float16).max:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.float16)
elif c_min > np.finfo(np.float32).min and c_max < np.finfo(np.float32).max:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.float32)
else:
df[col] = df[col].astype(np.float64)
end_mem = df.memory_usage().sum() / 1024**2
print('Memory usage after optimization is: {:.2f} MB'.format(end_mem))
print('Decreased by {:.1f}%'.format(100 * (start_mem - end_mem) / start_mem))
return df
training_data = reduce_mem_usage(pd.read_csv("https://numerai-public-datasets.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/latest_numerai_training_data.csv.xz"))
training_data.head()
```

Although reducing the precision of the features may hurt the performance of the models but here we are dealing with sets of numerical features with low cardinality so the loss will be negligible.