Re: subscripts in function definitions

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg7994] Re: subscripts in function definitions*From*: Paul Abbott <paul at physics.uwa.edu.au>*Date*: Wed, 30 Jul 1997 23:57:46 -0400*Organization*: University of Western Australia*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Mike Golding wrote: > Is it possible to use subscripted variables in a function definition? > > something like > > f[x sub 1_, x sub 2_] := x sub 1 / x sub 2 > > where by x sub 1 I mean the visually subscripted form obtained > either from the palette or the keyboard. I just wonder if I'm doing > something stupid. Mma just seems to want to multiply the blanks > by the subscripted variable within variable list which is not what I > want. What you want is possible -- you first need to Symbolize your variables. The Utilities`Notation` package does what you want (and a whole lot more too!). Cheers, Paul ____________________________________________________________________ Paul Abbott Phone: +61-8-9380-2734 Department of Physics Fax: +61-8-9380-1014 The University of Western Australia Nedlands WA 6907 mailto:paul at physics.uwa.edu.au AUSTRALIA http://www.pd.uwa.edu.au/Paul God IS a weakly left-handed dice player ____________________________________________________________________