meta: General Package for Meta-Analysis

User-friendly general package providing standard methods for meta-analysis and supporting Schwarzer, Carpenter, and Rücker <doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21416-0>, "Meta-Analysis with R" (2015): - fixed effect and random effects meta-analysis; - several plots (forest, funnel, Galbraith / radial, L'Abbe, Baujat, bubble); - statistical tests and trim-and-fill method to evaluate bias in meta-analysis; - import data from 'RevMan 5'; - prediction interval, Hartung-Knapp method for random effects model; - cumulative meta-analysis and leave-one-out meta-analysis; - meta-regression; - generalised linear mixed models; - produce forest plot summarising several (subgroup) meta-analyses.

Version: 5.1-0
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: metafor (≥ 3.0-0), grid, lme4, CompQuadForm, xml2
Suggests: BiasedUrn
Published: 2021-11-17
Author: Guido Schwarzer ORCID iD [cre, aut]
Maintainer: Guido Schwarzer <sc at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
Copyright: see file COPYRIGHTS
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: meta citation info
Materials: NEWS
In views: ClinicalTrials, MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: meta results


Reference manual: meta.pdf


Package source: meta_5.1-0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): meta_5.1-0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): meta_5.1-0.tgz, r-oldrel: meta_5.1-0.tgz
Old sources: meta archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: diagmeta, metasens, miniMeta, MultiPhen, netmeta, nmarank
Reverse imports: AID, EvidenceSynthesis, gemtc, joineRmeta, metabolic, metamicrobiomeR, metarep, metaRMST, NMAoutlier, scan
Reverse suggests: forplo, gap, mixmeta, mvmeta, personograph, RcmdrPlugin.EZR


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