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Re: Subscript vs SubscriptBox

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  • Subject: [mg69036] Re: Subscript vs SubscriptBox
  • From: bghiggins at
  • Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 01:24:20 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ecoon7$2td$>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at


Subscript is a Mathematica operator that has no bulit-in evaluation
rules associated with it; CirclePlus is another example. In contrast
the operator Times does have evaluation rules associated with it.

SubscriptBox is the box representation of Subscript obtained by


SubscriptBox[x, 3]




RowBox[{x, â??, y}]

Hope this helps,



Chris Chiasson wrote:
> Could someone explain in detail what the difference between Subscript
> and SubscriptBox is? FullDefinition was not too helpful. The help for
> Subscript redirects to SubscriptBox.
> -- 

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