What is swMATH?

swMATH is a freely accessible, innovative information service for mathematical software. swMATH not only provides access to an extensive database of information on mathematical software, but also includes a systematic linking of software packages with relevant mathematical publications.

The intention is to offer a list of all publications that refer to a software recorded in swMATH. In particular, all articles are given, which are included in Zentralblatt MATH (zbMATH). It can be both, articles that describe the background and technical details of a program, as well as those publications in which a piece of software is applied or used for research.

In this way, swMATH provides information on actual use of the software that is otherwise impossible or very difficult to obtain. At the same time the documentation of literature referring to a software is a valuable source of information for the authors of the software about where their software is used. Moreover, if software is cited in scientific publications, this is also an important quality criterion, which is used by swMATH for software selection.

swMATH sees itself as a service to the mathematical community. Additions, corrections and other notes from authors and users of mathematical software can be communicated under 'Feedback' and are very welcome.

For more detailed information, we refer to the following article. A flyer (print the PDF document double-sided and cut it afterwards) and a poster are available for download.

Project Information

swMATH has been a project of the Mathematical Research Institute Oberwolfach (MFO) and FIZ Karlsruhe (FIZ), funded by the Leibniz Association 2011-2013.

Cooperation partners: Weierstrass Institut, Berlin (WIAS); MATHEON, Berlin; Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB); Felix-Klein-Zentrum Kaiserslautern (FKZ-KL)

Project leader: Gert-Martin Greuel (MFO); Wolfram Sperber (FIZ)
Concept, programming, design: Michael Brickenstein, Christoph Knoth (MFO); Sebastian Bönisch, Hagen Chrapary (FIZ)

Currently it is a project of the BMBF research campus MODAL, Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB) and FIZ Karlsruhe. Project leader: Thorsten Koch (ZIB), Wolfgang Dalitz (ZIB), Wolfram Sperber (FIZ).


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