[Rd] requesting a new SIG mailing list

Dominik Reusser reusser at pik-potsdam.de
Wed Feb 15 09:07:21 CET 2012

Dear all,
I do think that joining efforts is a good idea. However, hydrologists will 
probably not intuitively think about joining r-sig-ecology to discuss 
hydrological issues. Could we therefore explicitely state on the infopage that 
discussions to hydrology (in addition to general  environmental data) are also 

I don't think it is worth it, but probably the appropriate name would then be 
r-sig-env for such a list? In the description, you are also refering to the 
Environmetrics task list.

I'm wondering where we can make people aware of the fact, that hydrological 
issues are discussed on r-sig-ecology. I'm going to ask Gavin Simpson to put 
references to the list on the environmetrics task view if you agree that this 
would be useful. Also, we can announce the mailing list during our R-short 
course on hydrology at EGU. What else?

Best regards!

Am Dienstag, 14. Februar 2012 schrieb David L Lorenz:
> All,
>   Is it decided then? It does make sense to me, because much of the
> hydrologic work that we do is related to aquatic ecology.
>   I am responsible for coordinating the migration to use R as the
> supported statistical package within the Water Mission Area of the USGS.
> I'd expect that many of our hydrologists will be interested in subscribing
> to r-sig-ecology to keep up with fellow researchers. I am also sure that
> some will be frustrated because they will need to wade through material
> not directly related to their work.
>   When I hear r-sig-ecology will be the forum for hydrology, I'll notify
> the transition team so that they can subscribe and other hydrologist as
> they start to use R.
>   Thanks.
> Dave
> From:
> Sarah Goslee <sarah.goslee at gmail.com>
> To:
> mauricio.zambrano at jrc.ec.europa.eu
> Cc:
> Dominik Reusser <reusser at pik-potsdam.de>, r-devel at r-project.org,
> w.buytaert at imperial.ac.uk
> Date:
> 02/14/2012 11:24 AM
> Subject:
> Re: [Rd] requesting a new SIG mailing list
> Sent by:
> r-devel-bounces at r-project.org
> Hello,
> I'm one of the maintainers of the r-sig-ecology list, and I think
> it would be entirely appropriate to include hydrology within
> the scope of the list.
> There hasn't been much hydrologic discussion, as you noted,
> but not because we wish to exclude it.
> Sarah
> On Tue, Feb 14, 2012 at 11:31 AM, Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini
> <mauricio.zambrano at jrc.ec.europa.eu> wrote:
> > Another possibility could be to use the R-sig-ecology, which seems to be
> > more related to hydrology:
> > 
> > "analytical techniques and topics that are appropriate for discussion on
> > R-sig-ecology are quite broad. For examples of what might be appropriate
> for
> > discussion on this list, please see the Environmentrics Task View
> > (http://cran.r-project.org/web/views/Environmetrics.html)"
> > (taken from: https://stat.ethz.ch/mailman/listinfo/r-sig-ecology)
> > 
> > However, I did a quick search on the archives of 'R-sig-ecology' for the
> > year 2011, and I could only found one single mail related to hydrology:
> > 
> > https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-ecology/2011-July/002274.html
> > 
> > (in the same search I couldn't find any single reference to hydrology in
> the
> > R-sig-geo during the year 2011)

Dr. Dominik Reusser

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