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I am wondering whether there is some very good mailing list or google groups for Computational Science, where we can discuss questions instead of only asking and replying questions.

In fact, I am more interested parallel computing and numerical solutions of PDEs. But I don't know what and how people in this area are doing. I can only read their papers to grasp the road-map of this area.

Please give me some guiding information. Thanks.

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    $\begingroup$ Are usenet news groups out of the question? something like sci.math.num-analysis. I also see many pde questions asked on comp.soft-sys.matlab (but for those using Matlab for implementation). I'd be interested in such a mailing list also, but I do not think it exist. googling around, I see this also lists.phys.ethz.ch/listinfo/comp-phys-general (computational physics mailing list) I do not know if it is still active or not. $\endgroup$
    – Nasser
    Jul 31, 2013 at 18:18
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    $\begingroup$ @Nasser Unfortunately most mailinglists died or are slowly dying as the internet embraces the newer social network model of Q&A or discussion like StackOverflow or Quora. I used to join several mailinglist back in China, but they are all pretty much dead now. $\endgroup$
    – Shuhao Cao
    Jul 31, 2013 at 23:39
  • $\begingroup$ @Nasser Your website is well edited. And thanks for your comment. $\endgroup$
    – eccstartup
    Aug 1, 2013 at 2:27
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    $\begingroup$ irc://chat.freenode.net/##computerscience, irc://chat.freenode.net/hpc come to mind $\endgroup$
    – user5273
    Jan 30, 2014 at 3:59
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    $\begingroup$ @Cao Wish I could get the help at these mediums >_> I tried asking around about Chebyshev interpolation at freenode and ##math appears to be school level. But I appear to get quite a bit of help about Fortran at their Fortran channel... $\endgroup$
    – user5273
    Jan 30, 2014 at 4:05

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I recommend ResearchGate's computational science topic for general discussion about computational science.

https://www.researchgate.net/topic/computational_science/

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