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Re: Re: Subscript vs SubscriptBox

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  • Subject: [mg69046] Re: [mg69028] Re: Subscript vs SubscriptBox
  • From: "Chris Chiasson" <chris at>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Aug 2006 02:54:49 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <ecoon7$2td$> <>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

I guess what is most concerning to me is that Subscript seems to be a
Format-like function that accepts symbols, while SubscriptBox is
usually a container for strings and other box forms. However, since
there is no help page on Subscript, it has a very short help
description, and appears to be read protected, I am left wondering
exactly what it does and if I am using it incorrectly in place of

On 8/27/06, Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Subscript[] is a Mathematica function, SupscriptBox[] is a
> box that is used by the FrontEnd to render a subscript.
> Regards
>    Jens
> 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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