[Rd] requesting a new SIG mailing list

Gavin Simpson gavin.simpson at ucl.ac.uk
Thu Feb 16 14:08:15 CET 2012

On Tue, 2012-02-14 at 12:21 -0500, Sarah Goslee wrote:
> 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.

I also agree. It was always the intention AFAICR for the R-SIG-Ecology
list to cover environmetrics in its fullest sense. With hindsight
R-SIG-Environ or something along those lines would have given the
impression of a wider focus for the list, but only in some quarters.

I do hope that the hydrologists do join us in asking and answering
questions on the R-SIG-Ecology list as both are needed for the list to


> 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. Gavin Simpson             [t] +44 (0)20 7679 0522
 ECRC, UCL Geography,          [f] +44 (0)20 7679 0565
 Pearson Building,             [e] gavin.simpsonATNOSPAMucl.ac.uk
 Gower Street, London          [w] http://www.ucl.ac.uk/~ucfagls/
 UK. WC1E 6BT.                 [w] http://www.freshwaters.org.uk

More information about the R-devel mailing list