[texhax] \sim symbol with text above it

Steenbakkers, R.J.A. R.J.A.Steenbakkers at student.tue.nl
Tue Oct 11 17:57:21 CEST 2005

If you want the tilde positioned as usual, but with small text above it
should do the trick. If you want the text positioned as usual, but with a tilde under it, add \usepackage{accents} to your preamble and then define a new command:

	-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- 
	Van: texhax-bounces at tug.org namens Peter Flom 
	Verzonden: di 11-10-2005 17:21 
	Aan: texhax at tug.org 
	Onderwerp: [texhax] \sim symbol with text above it

	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)
	Thanks in advance
	Peter L. Flom, PhD
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