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Re: goto and label

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  • Subject: [mg57776] Re: goto and label
  • From: Bill Rowe <readnewsciv at>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Jun 2005 03:21:24 -0400 (EDT)
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

On 6/7/05 at 2:03 AM, guyi1 at (Guy Israeli) wrote:

>can someone give clearer instruction on how to use Goto and label
>than the help offers?

Here is an example from the help browser:

q = 2; Label[begin]; Print[q]; q += 1; If[q < 6, Goto[begin]]

But note, the same result could have been achieved with

q = 2;
While[q < 6, Print[q]; q += 1]

without the label.

Even better using functional programming


The point is while Mathematica has Goto, it isn't needed in practice.
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