I'm trying to get a sum to display "properly" within a fraction. My input is:

    E = 1 - \dfrac{\sum_{i=1}^{n}(O_{i}-P_{i})^{2}}{\sum_{i=1}^{n}(O_{i}-\bar{O})^{2}}

And the output looks like this: enter image description here

I want the indices to appear above and below the sum as opposed to the side. How can I go about doing this?

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    This is the proper way, in order to save some vertical space.
    – yo'
    Jun 9 '14 at 13:23

Use \limits just before _ and ^ in connection with \sum command, the same holds also for an integral \int\limits^{b}_{a} for example.



    E = 1 - \dfrac{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}(O_{i}-P_{i})^{2}}{\sum\limits_{i=1}^{n}(O_{i}-\bar{O})^{2}}


enter image description here

  • But shouldn't \dfrac make both numerator and denominator in \displaystyle mode?
    – Manuel
    Jun 9 '14 at 13:23
  • @Manuel: Yes, that is true, see tex.stackexchange.com/questions/135389/…, but as far as I know \displaystyle mode has no effect on the positioning of limits of sum or integral symbols
    – user31729
    Jun 9 '14 at 13:35
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    No, in fact it doesn't have to make both of them \displaystyle. If I'm not mistaken it just makes the whole fraction \displaystyle (therefore, the two parts are \textstyle).
    – Manuel
    Jun 9 '14 at 13:43
  • There is no need for \dfrac; here, \frac suffice. Jun 11 '14 at 7:49
  • @SvendTveskæg: I just used it from the 'MWE' above
    – user31729
    Jun 11 '14 at 7:50

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