# Squeeze superscripts and subscripts around bracketed expressions in display math

Consider a bracketed term in display math, like this.

Is there any way to squeeze the space between the super/sub-scripts and the bracketed term? e.g.

where I've modified the image to create the desired effect. Apologies if this is a duplicate. I trawled through results from a few different searches and didn't find the same question asked anywhere.

MWE:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
$$\left(\frac{\frac{dx}{dy}}{\frac{dz}{dt}}\right)^{0.01}_i$$
\end{document}


\documentclass{article}
$$\left(\frac{\frac{dx}{dy}}{\frac{dz}{dt}}\right)_i^{0.01} \quad \subsup{\left(\frac{\frac{dx}{dy}}{\frac{dz}{dt}}\right)} {i}{0.01}$$

• @Warrick TeX looks at the box, so AFAIK it can't decide if there is space to narrow the indices. E.g. for [...] the indices made by \subsup are too narrow, but with (...) and {...} they look fine. – Peter Breitfeld Apr 24 '12 at 11:46