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Re: Problem for exponent and indice

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  • Subject: [mg39839] Re: [mg39796] Problem for exponent and indice
  • From: Tomas Garza <tgarza01 at>
  • Date: Sat, 8 Mar 2003 02:50:23 -0500 (EST)
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  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

The easiest way is to use the Basic Typesetting palette. There you will find
a template for the situation you describe. If the palette doesn't show up on
starting Mathematica, use File | Palettes | 5 BasicTypesetting. Now, bear in
mind that whereas the exponent "2" is understood as such, the subscript i
has no meaning by itself and if you want to use it to denote the i-th partof
the list x you must previously define it to mean that (see The Book,
2.8.15). The x with subscript i obtained with the palette is equivalent to
Subscript[x, i]. Then for example, define

Subscript[x_,  i_] := x[[i]]

x = {1, 3, 8}; a = {4, 5, 6};

Subscript[x, 1]
Subscript[a, 2]

Tomas Garza
Mexico City

----- Original Message -----
From: "Rodolphe" <rodolphe_lampe at>
To: mathgroup at
Subject: [mg39839] [mg39796] Problem for exponent and indice

> I want to put an exponent and an indice on a same Letter like that :
>         2
> X
>          i
> How can I do ?

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