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How to convert GO TO (Fortran77) to Matlab

  1. May 6, 2013 #1
    I'm translating some code from Fortran77 to Matlab and I'm struggling due to the sentence GO TO is not valid in Matlab.
    Usually using sentences while I can solve the problem but in a particular case I don't know how to face it.
    To put in situation, i.e:

    line 1
    line 2
    128 a=a+1

    if c==1 && kcount < 20 then
    if (h < 30) then
    go to 128
    end if
    end if
    if (zmax == 0) go to 128
    if (zmin. lt. 0.999d0*zmax) go to 128

    The problem, if can be apreciated, is the go to inside the double if statement that also is in normal if statements.

    If it's neccesary I could write the code.

  2. jcsd
  3. May 6, 2013 #2


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    You will most probably need to insert a loop starting at line 128. Details will depend on how the program terminates when it doesn't "go to 128" in the last if statement you wrote. Then at every instance of "go to 128", you would replace that with "continue", such that the rest of the code would be skipped and the loop would iterate, which is what appears to be happening here.
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