[texhax] \sim symbol with text above it

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Oct 11 18:00:43 CEST 2005

Peter Flom :

> Hello
> I am trying to typeset the \sim symbol (a tilde) with text ('iid')
> directly above it.  I tried
> \sim^{iid} but this makes a 'usual' superscript (that is, to the right
> of the tilde)


should do the trick, you might have a small problem with the width because 
iid might be wider than the \sim

in that case something like this might help:




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