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I would like to create notation for minimisation or maximisation over parameters such as the notation shown here:

I have a solution which is very inelegant. What do you think would be the neatest approach to creating this notation in LaTeX?

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How about showing this "very inelegant" solution? – Werner Oct 12 '12 at 17:32
The rationale for not showing my solution is to avoid creating bias in the possible answers. My approach involved the use of underset and arrays. – d3pd Oct 12 '12 at 18:09
up vote 6 down vote accepted

amsmath has a \substack for this:

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[(p^l + p^{\mathrm{miss}})^2]

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This is great. Thank you very much for your assistance. – d3pd Oct 12 '12 at 18:08

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