Two line subscript in LaTeX

While writing a paper in LaTeX I wanted to write something similiar to this:

    \[\lim_{\substack{x\rightarrow 0\\y\rightarrow 0}} f(x,y)\]

But even thouh this might seem to be just a minor thing, it took me almost two hours to find a solution. Simply write:

\lim_{\substack{x\rightarrow 0\\y\rightarrow 0}} f(x,y)

Notice the substack command which allows one to have multiple lines in a subscript

12 Responses to “Two line subscript in LaTeX”

  1. DragonVamp says:

    This was very usefull! hope that you are glad to know that instaed of you, it only took me moreless one hour to find this! XD thanks!

  2. rospa says:

    Thanks! Very useful. Thanks to this post it took me only 10 mins!!!

  3. Junk says:

    Thanks so much for posting this. I needed to do the exact same thing for my dissertation, so you saved me a BUNCH of time looking for how to do it! Thanks again.

  4. Camilo says:

    Thanks to you, it only took me two minutes to find the solution. Thanks a lot !!!

  5. Michael says:

    Just what I was looking for! Guess you just saved me about an hour – thanks!

  6. Danupon says:

    Agree with the above. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  7. Ssj4mathgenius says:

    Yeah, that was extremely helpful. That was the shortest search I’ve ever done for anything in Latex.

  8. Jack says:

    took me less than 5 minutes thanks to this post. cheers, dude.

  9. Mike says:

    Thank you for posting this, Christian. Took me under a minute with google, thanks to you!

  10. João Moura says:


  11. Anonymous says:

    I think you can also use something like

    \lim_{x \to 0 \atop y \to 0} f(x, y)

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