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 and Paule-Mandel method for random effects model; - cumulative meta-analysis and leave-one-out meta-analysis; - meta-regression (if R package 'metafor' is installed); - generalised linear mixed models (if R packages 'metafor', 'lme4', 'numDeriv', and 'BiasedUrn' are installed); - produce forest plot summarising several (subgroup) meta-analyses.

Version: 4.9-0
Depends: R (≥ 2.9.1)
Imports: grid
Suggests: metafor (≥ 1.9-9), lme4, numDeriv, BiasedUrn
Published: 2017-12-06
Author: Guido Schwarzer [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_4.9-0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X El Capitan binaries: r-release: meta_4.9-0.tgz
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-oldrel: meta_4.9-0.tgz
Old sources: meta archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: metasens, MultiPhen, netmeta
Reverse imports: gemtc, joineRmeta
Reverse suggests: mvmeta, personograph, RcmdrPlugin.EZR


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