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I answered this question yesterday, but my answer was deleted. Why is that?

The contents of the answer were:

I have a problem that looks very much like the "juddering" described in this topic. My program loads a file containing a few hundred 3D points into a list. The points are arranged in a spiral and dispersed by bounded randomization. I rotate the spiral around the z axis and create a table of graphics objects using


with appropriate parameters and options. The output is Export[]'ed to an animated .gif file.

I was surprised to see the z axis wandering around near the origin. The points appear to remain in correct locations with respect to the axes. I tried adjusting PlotRange as an option of Graphics[] in various ways to no effect.

This program is a variation on another program that had stable axes but generated the points internally, so I am puzzled by the difference in performance. I will be studying the remarks in this topic closely, but meanwhile if someone has a quick fix or just an explanation, it would be welcome.

I would attach the file "wandering_spiral.gif" and any other part of the program that might be of interest, but .gif is not supported as an upload and I have yet to master the skill of creating .mov files.

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Welcome to Stack Overflow! This section is for answers. If you have a question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. At SO, not here. – Uphill Luge Oct 30 '11 at 19:42
As @Uphill says - because it was not an answer, simple as that. – Pëkka Oct 30 '11 at 19:45
@user see if this question can help you through. – Dr. belisarius Oct 31 '11 at 1:11
One of the reasons why SO is such a powerhouse is because we keep a tight ship ("we" meaning our regular user base and moderators (diamond and 10k+ rep users). Don't take it too personally. Just about everybody here has had something similar happen to them early on. Read the faq, lurk a little bit (here and on [main]) if you want to stick around. – Won't Oct 31 '11 at 13:27

Your "answer" is not an answer, it's another question. The moderator who deleted your answer commented on it first, so you should've gotten a message in your inbox about it:

Welcome to Stack Overflow! This section is for answers. If you have a question, please ask it by clicking the Ask Question button. – Bill the Lizard♦ 20 hours ago

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