## metafor: Meta-Analysis Package for R

A comprehensive collection of functions for conducting meta-analyses in R. The package includes functions to calculate various effect sizes or outcome measures, fit fixed-, random-, and mixed-effects models to such data, carry out moderator and meta-regression analyses, and create various types of meta-analytical plots (e.g., forest, funnel, radial, L'Abbe, Baujat plots). For meta-analyses of binomial and person-time data, the package also provides functions that implement specialized methods, including the Mantel-Haenszel method, Peto's method, and a variety of suitable generalized linear (mixed-effects) models (i.e., mixed-effects logistic and Poisson regression models). Finally, the package provides functionality for fitting meta-analytic multivariate/multilevel models that account for non-independent sampling errors and/or true effects (e.g., due to the inclusion of multiple treatment studies, multiple endpoints, or other forms of clustering). Network meta-analyses and meta-analyses accounting for known correlation structures (e.g., due to phylogenetic relatedness) can also be conducted.

Version: |
1.9-8 |

Depends: |
R (≥ 3.2.2), Matrix |

Imports: |
stats, utils, graphics, grDevices, methods |

Suggests: |
lme4, numDeriv, minqa, nloptr, dfoptim, ucminf, CompQuadForm, mvtnorm, Formula, R.rsp, testthat, BiasedUrn, survival, Epi, igraph, multcomp, plyr |

Published: |
2015-09-28 |

Author: |
Wolfgang Viechtbauer [aut, cre] |

Maintainer: |
Wolfgang Viechtbauer <wvb at metafor-project.org> |

License: |
GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)] |

URL: |
http://www.metafor-project.org http://www.wvbauer.com |

NeedsCompilation: |
no |

Citation: |
metafor citation info |

Materials: |
README NEWS |

In views: |
ClinicalTrials, MetaAnalysis, Phylogenetics |

CRAN checks: |
metafor results |

#### Downloads:

#### Reverse dependencies:

Reverse depends: |
hetmeta, MCPerm, SAMURAI |

Reverse imports: |
MAVIS, metagear, metagen, metaplus, NSM3, RcmdrPlugin.MA, reproducer, xmeta |

Reverse suggests: |
bayesmeta, clubSandwich, forestmodel, MAc, MAd, meta, metaplotr, metaSEM, mvmeta |