# swMATH

## Dr. Olaf Teschke

Modern mathematics would be unthinkable without computers and the appropriate software. Mathematical software solves mathematical problems and realizes mathematical models. It has therefore become an integral part of mathematical knowledge. The importance and use of research-oriented software in particular is steadily increasing in all areas of mathematics. Currently, almost 15% of all publications use or refer to mathematical software. Among other things, it is used for modelling and simulation, automated proof, computer algebra and much more.

Mathematical software is often application-oriented and indispensable for many key technologies such as chip design, drug development, or the planning of mobile networks.

With the information system swMATH FIZ Karlsruhe significantly contributes to the indexing of mathematical software and to improving its searchability.

At present, swMATH contains about 39,500 software packages and about 610,000 references to more than 258,000 mathematical publications. The references to the publications are available via zbMATH Open together with many links to other relevant information.

## Publications bear reference to the software used

With the development of swMATH, FIZ Karlsruhe was a pioneer in the verification and indexing of mathematical software. swMATH is based on the innovative assumption that there is a close relationship between publications and software. swMATH creates links between references to software packages and literature contained in zbMATH Open that cites these software packages. Thus, users get a clear overview of existing software packages, their usage and their potential fields of application. In view of the increasing importance of software, also as an independent research result, and the introduction of quality criteria for software, this is highly relevant.

The swMATH data previously offered on a separate platform have also been fully integrated into zbMATH Open. This means that complete profiles with personal and source information can be made available.

## Partner

swMATH is further developed in collaboration with Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB) within the scope of Forschungscampus Modal funded by the BMBF.

## swMATH Homepage

The information system swMATH is available at the following URL:

## Brochure

Mathematics brochure by FIZ Karlsruhe: