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): - common effect and random effects meta-analysis; - several plots (forest, funnel, Galbraith / radial, L'Abbe, Baujat, bubble); - three-level meta-analysis model; - generalised linear mixed model; - Hartung-Knapp method for random effects model; - Kenward-Roger method for random effects model; - prediction interval; - statistical tests for funnel plot asymmetry; - trim-and-fill method to evaluate bias in meta-analysis; - meta-regression; - cumulative meta-analysis and leave-one-out meta-analysis; - import data from 'RevMan 5'; - produce forest plot summarising several (subgroup) meta-analyses.

Version: 6.5-0
Depends: R (≥ 4.0.0)
Imports: metafor (≥ 3.0-0), grid, lme4, CompQuadForm, xml2
Suggests: BiasedUrn, pimeta, estmeansd
Published: 2023-06-07
Author: Guido Schwarzer ORCID iD [cre, aut]
Maintainer: Guido Schwarzer <guido.schwarzer 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_6.5-0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): meta_6.5-0.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): meta_6.5-0.tgz, r-release (x86_64): meta_6.5-0.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): meta_6.5-0.tgz
Old sources: meta archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: crossnma, diagmeta, metasens, miniMeta, MultiPhen, netmeta, nmarank
Reverse imports: AID, aides, EvidenceSynthesis, gemtc, metabolic, metamicrobiomeR, metarep, metaRMST, metaumbrella, NMAoutlier
Reverse suggests: forplo, gap, metadat, mixmeta, mvmeta, RcmdrPlugin.EZR, RCPA


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