I want to make a matrix in Mathematica that looks like this:

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Any idea on how I can do this?

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    $\begingroup$ "looks like this" If you want those characters to be displayed, maybe you can use DisplayForm@ MatrixForm@{{FractionBox["\[PartialD]", "\[PartialD]x"], 0}, {0, FractionBox["\[PartialD]", "\[PartialD]y"]}, {FractionBox[ "\[PartialD]", "\[PartialD]y"], FractionBox["\[PartialD]", "\[PartialD]x"]}} $\endgroup$
    – LouisB
    Mar 22, 2021 at 0:28

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One possiblity is to define the function d as:

d = {{D[#, x], 0}, {0, D[#, y]}, {D[#, x], D[#, y]}} &

To apply this operator to a particular function:

f[x_, y_] := x^2 + Sin[y]


d[f[x, y]]

{{2 x, 0}, {0, Cos[y]}, {2 x, Cos[y]}}

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