# Is there a short hand command to write derivatives?

You can use the `esdiff`

package, which has handy macros for derivatives and partial derivatives, taking care of indices. Here is a demo;

```
\documentclass{article}%
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{mathtools}
\usepackage[thinc]{esdiff}
\begin{document}
\begin{alignat*}{3}
\diff{f}{x} &\qquad \diff*[4]{g}{t}{t = 1} \\[2ex]
\diffp{f}{x} &\qquad\diffp{g}{tu}& & \qquad & \diffp*{g}{{t^2}{u^3}}{(0,0)}
\end{alignat*}
\end{document}
```

Oh, you mean not symbol, but operator. There is `physics`

, as stated by @Zarko.

`\differential`

produces the variants of`d`

:`\dd x`

`\derivative`

yields the $df/dx$ in variants:`\dv{x}`

,`\dv{f}{x}`

`\partialderivative`

produces the partial symbol in derivaties a la carte, similar to`\dv`

, use`\pdv x`

, etc.`\variation`

and`\functionalderivative`

are also there, e.g.`\fdv{F}{g}`

.

It's all in the documentation on pages 5-6, say `texdoc physics`

for the pdf.

Screenshot from the document.

There is also another important and easy package to write
ordinary derivate and partial derivatives named `derivative`

. I have added only some simple examples how to use this package where the `d`

("classical derivate") is written in roman.

```
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{derivative}
\usepackage{amsmath,amssymb}
\begin{document}
\[\odv{f(x)}{x}, \qquad \odv[n]{f(x)}{x}, \qquad \pdv[\alpha,b,c]{f}{x,y,z}\]
\[\pdv{f}{x,y}, \qquad \odv{e^{\tan(x)}}{x}, \qquad \odv{\cos t}{t}_{t=0}^{}\]
\end{document}
```