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Combines three expressions to a new combined sub- and superscripted identifier

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Symbol::subSuperScript(a, b, c)


Creates a new combined sub- and superscripted identifier, such as . If the arguments are not yet identifiers, they are first converted into identifiers.

You can also use _, ^, $, {, and } to create arguments with superscript and subscript. For these arguments a new indexed identifier appears on top of the existing ones: or .


Example 1

Input of an identifier with sub- and superscript:

X1 := Symbol::subSuperScript(x, 1, 2):
X1, domtype(X1)

Pre-scripts are possible by subsuperscripting the empty identifier `` and appending an identifer:

Symbol::subSuperScript(``, 1, 2).X

And at last scripts all around X:

Symbol::subSuperScript(``, 1, 2).Symbol::subSuperScript(X, 3, 4)

Example 2

You can use the nested form of the function:

Symbol::subSuperScript(x, a, Symbol::subSuperScript(b, i, j))

Example 3

Use Symbol::subSuperScript or $ to create an expression with both sub- and superscript properly aligned one above the other:


If you use the shortcut $, put the expression in single quotation marks:


If you use a_b^c, it creates the subscripted expression a_b and then attaches the superscript c to that expression. In this case, the letters b and c do not appear one above the other.


The same happens when you use a nested call to Symbol::subScript and Symbol::superScript:

Symbol::superScript(Symbol::subScript(a, b), c)

Example 4

If you want to create identifiers in which the five special characters (_, ^, $, {, }) appear explicitly, use string arguments:



a, b, c

Arbitrary expressions

Return Values


See Also

MuPAD Functions

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