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subscripts in function definitions

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  • Subject: [mg7954] subscripts in function definitions
  • From: Mike Golding <golding at>
  • Date: Fri, 25 Jul 1997 02:40:29 -0400
  • Organization: Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at

    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


     Mike Golding

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