meta: General Package for Meta-Analysis

User-friendly general package providing standard methods for meta-analysis and supporting Schwarzer, Carpenter, and Rücker, "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).

Version: 4.4-0
Depends: R (≥ 2.9.1)
Imports: grid
Suggests: metafor, lme4, numDeriv, BiasedUrn
Published: 2016-05-14
Author: Guido Schwarzer [cre, aut]
Maintainer: Guido Schwarzer <sc at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
Copyright: see file COPYRIGHTS
NeedsCompilation: yes
Materials: NEWS
In views: ClinicalTrials, MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: meta results


Reference manual: meta.pdf
Package source: meta_4.4-0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: meta_4.4-0.tgz, r-oldrel: meta_4.4-0.tgz
Old sources: meta archive

Reverse dependencies:

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