This code


causes Mathematica 10.4 consume ever more memory, without showing the animation. It works in Mathematica 11.

Is there a workaround? Alternatively, can you please tell me how to use Animate to make something similar to that?

  • $\begingroup$ We can't possibly know what initialization cells you have in your notebook. If it is related to that, then it's not something we can debug. $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Jul 2, 2017 at 11:44
  • $\begingroup$ @C.E. The error is in that import: if I comment it, everything works fine. $\endgroup$
    – Ale1794
    Jul 2, 2017 at 14:09
  • $\begingroup$ ok, I understand now. The thing about initialization cells wasn't necessary for the question, it is enough to just evaluate that single line of code to show what the problem is. I have reproduced it in 10.4, and have also confirmed that it works in 11. If you don't like my edit you can always change it back, I think it is clearer what the problem is this way. $\endgroup$
    – C. E.
    Jul 2, 2017 at 14:20

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This appears to be a bug in Import that was fixed in Mathematica 11. To get the same output in Mathematica 10.4, we might use

frames = Import["https://i.sstatic.net/wPp7l.gif"];

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