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. 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 25,000 software packages and about 180,00 references to mathematical publications.
Publications bear reference to the software used
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 that cites these software packages. Thus, users get a clear overview of existing software packages, their usage and their potential fields of application. At present, swMATH is further developed in collaboration with Zuse-Institut Berlin (ZIB) within the scope of Forschungscampus Modal funded by the BMBF.
The information system swMATH is available at the following URL: