Re: [Rd] requesting a new SIG mailing list

From: Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini <>
Date: Wed, 15 Feb 2012 11:04:57 +0100

On 15/02/12 09:07, Dominik Reusser wrote:
> 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
> welcome.

It would be great if Sara of someone of the maintainers of the r-sig-ecology list could add that info to the info page.
> 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 think that r-sig-env would be much more intuitive for environmental scientists coming from fields different from ecology, but I don't think it is possible to change the name of an existing mailing list.

However, I'm wondering if it would be possible to create an alias termed 'r-sig-env' to 'r-sig-ecology' ?, in order to make the name of the list more intuitive for environmental scientists but without disturbing the current users.

> 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.

I think it would be very useful to make more general the description of the r-sig-ecology in the R mailing list page (, something like:

R-sig-ecology: Using R in environmental and ecological data analysis

Also, we can announce the mailing list during our R-short
> course on hydrology at EGU. What else?

This would be great !

> Best regards!
> Dominik

All the best,

Mauricio Zambrano-Bigiarini

Water Resources Unit (H01)
Institute for Environment and Sustainability (IES)
European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC)
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