What does it mean by "In the position representation -- in which r is diagonal" in the paragraph below? How can we show that?(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Does it mean equation (3) in http://scienceworld.wolfram.com/physics/PositionOperator.html? (where I believe the matrix is in the ##|E_n>## basis)

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# Operator r is a diagonal matrix in position representation

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