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Consider:

$$A=\left[\begin{array}{rrr|rr} 2 & -3 & 1 & 0 & -4\\ 1 & 5 & -2 & 3 & -1\\ \hline 0 & -4 & -2 & 7 & -1 \end{array}\right]$$

Let's say I am using a Mathematica Notebook and I've used the Writing Assistant to select Math Cells->Equal Symbol Aligned Math Cell. How can I display the partitioned matrix $A$? Has anyone done this before?

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Borrowing some of the display-related code for TransformationFunction[], I came up with this:

MakeBoxes[PartitionedMatrixForm[M_, {p_Integer, q_Integer}], fmt_] ^:= Module[{mat},
          mat = If[Unevaluated[M] =!= {{}} && MatrixQ[Unevaluated[M]] && 
                   And @@ MapThread[0 <= Abs[#2] <= #1 - 1 &, {Dimensions[M], {p, q}}],
                   MakeBoxes[Grid[M, Dividers ->
                               {{False, If[q != 0, {q + Sign[q] -> True}, False]},
                                {False, If[p != 0, {p + Sign[p] -> True}, False]}}], fmt], 
                   MakeBoxes[M, fmt]];
          mat = If[MatchQ[mat, TagBox[_GridBox, "Grid", ___]], 
                   RowBox[{"(", TagBox[mat[[1]], #1 &], ")"}], MakeBoxes[M, fmt]]; 
          mat]

which gives partitioned matrix display partitioned matrix display

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