Goto command in matlab: Undefined function 'goto' for input arguments of type 'double'"

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I am in need of using goto command in matlab. I came to know that there is no goto command in matlab. But there are programs that run using goto command (got from net) where i am getting the output.
Example 1
a = 5;
a = a - 1;
disp(a)
if a > 0
goto(4)
return
end
Example 2
a = 5;
if a == 5
goto(9)
return
else
goto(12)
return
end
disp('a equals five')
goto(13)
return
disp('a does not equal five')
For Example 1 and 2 i'm able to get the output. But when i am using in my program goto(170) i am getting an error "Undefined function 'goto' for input arguments of type 'double'".
Can somebody help me. Thanks in ADVANCE...!
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jeffin
jeffin on 25 Sep 2014
Edited: jeffin on 25 Sep 2014
Thanks to all the authors who responded me well. @Kelly Kearney , @Stephen Cobeldick, @José-Luis , @Iain , @Sean de Wolski. i was able to slove the problem without goto function.

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Sean de Wolski
Sean de Wolski on 25 Sep 2014
MATLAB does not have a goto function. Use regular functions instead.

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Iain
Iain on 25 Sep 2014
Ok, so you've downloaded a function "goto" from the file exchange, and it's probably just using "eval" on every line from the one you tell it, to the end of the function. (This is an orgy of bad programming practice.)
To use it, you need to make sure that the goto.m (or goto.p) file is on your matlab path:
addpath('C:\This is where I keep bad m files\')

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