My question is similar to this one, I need to skip number for some lines of the algorithm. However the solution from that question does not work for me.

How can I disable numbers for some lines using the `algorithmic`

package?

This is what I have tried:

```
\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{algorithmic}
\usepackage{algorithm}
\def\NoNumber#1{{\def\alglinenumber##1{}\State #1}\addtocounter{ALG@line}{-1}}
\begin{document}
\begin{algorithmic}[1]
\STATE Compute $Pr(X_i < x)$ and $Pr(x < X_i)$ for all $i = 1, \dots, M$ and
\FOR {$i = 1, \dots, n$}
\STATE with a number
\NoNumber{ without number}
\ENDFOR
\end{algorithmic}
\end{document}
```

## Best Answer

One option would be to use the more versatile

`algorithmicx`

package, with its`algcompatible`

format (allowing you to use`algorithmic`

syntax); you can use`\STATEx`

for unnumbered lines:Of course, the use of

`algcompatible`

was suggested only if you already have your algorithms written using the`algorithmic`

syntax and want to switch to`algorithmicx`

without major traumatism; if you are just starting to write your algorithms, then use the`algpseudocode`

format instead from the beginning: