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For my masters thesis I need plots of squared Bessel Processes, but I can't get the axis lables right. I want the y-axis to be labeled $$\left(R_s^{(n)}\right)^2$$ but I have not been able to get the big parentheses in the right position. The best I have accomplished is this:

ListLinePlot[{matris1, matris2, matris3}, ImageSize -> Large, 
 AxesLabel -> {t, 
   SuperscriptBox["(" Subscript[R, t]^"(n)" ")", 2] // DisplayForm}]

which gives this plot enter image description here

As you can see the parentheses are in the wrong place. Any ideas on how to get it right?

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marked as duplicate by Kuba Jun 6 '17 at 7:19

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    $\begingroup$ 123146, 145059 $\endgroup$ – Kuba Jun 6 '17 at 6:58
  • $\begingroup$ Perhaps related: (21082) $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Jun 6 '17 at 7:24
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    $\begingroup$ @Kuba I see you were still adding links to the header. Now I think the question "already has an answer" so I agree with the close. $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Jun 6 '17 at 7:29
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This may be close enough. If you really need to dial it in consider LaTeX.

RowBox[{"(", SubsuperscriptBox["R", "s", "(n)"], ")"}]^2 // 
  DisplayForm // TraditionalForm

enter image description here

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    $\begingroup$ I prefer using RawBoxes instead of DisplayForm, but of course that requires that you use valid boxes, which I think is a good thing. $\endgroup$ – Carl Woll Jun 6 '17 at 7:40
  • $\begingroup$ @CarlWoll Good tip. I know about RawBoxes but I have a hard time breaking old habits, including DisplayForm. DisplayForm does work with mixed forms however which I had seen as a convenience. Do I infer correctly that you recommend avoiding e.g. RowBox[{"(", Subsuperscript["R", "s", "(n)"], ")"}]^2 // DisplayForm (with Subsuperscript rather than SubsuperscriptBox)? $\endgroup$ – Mr.Wizard Jun 6 '17 at 8:28
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    $\begingroup$ Yes, I don't like mixing expressions and boxes. Many times I have to fix bugs where somebody uses a mixture of expressions and boxes that don't work. One example: what should DisplayForm["a"]//TraditionalForm look like? Should it be italicized or not? $\endgroup$ – Carl Woll Jun 6 '17 at 8:30

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