metagear: Comprehensive Research Synthesis Tools for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analysis

Functionalities for facilitating systematic reviews, data extractions, and meta-analyses. It includes a GUI (graphical user interface) to help screen the abstracts and titles of bibliographic data; tools to assign screening effort across multiple collaborators/reviewers and to assess inter-reviewer reliability; tools to help automate the download and retrieval of journal PDF articles from online databases; automated and manual data extraction from scatter-plot and bar-plot images; PRISMA (Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses) flow diagrams; simple imputation tools to fill gaps in incomplete or missing study parameters; generation of random effects sizes for Hedges' d, log response ratio, odds ratio, and correlation coefficients for Monte Carlo experiments; covariance equations for modelling dependencies among multiple effect sizes (e.g., effect sizes with a common control); and finally summaries that replicate analyses and outputs from widely used but no longer updated meta-analysis software. Funding for this package was supported by National Science Foundation (NSF) grants DBI-1262545 and DEB-1451031.

Version: 0.2
Depends: R (≥ 3.0.1)
Imports: EBImage (≥ 4.4.0), gWidgetsRGtk2 (≥ 0.0-83), gWidgets (≥ 0.0-54), stringr (≥ 0.6.2), metafor (≥ 1.9-4), MASS (≥ 7.3-29), Matrix (≥ 1.1-3)
Published: 2015-08-19
Author: Marc J. Lajeunesse [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Marc J. Lajeunesse <lajeunesse at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Citation: metagear citation info
Materials: NEWS
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: metagear results


Reference manual: metagear.pdf
Package source: metagear_0.2.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X Snow Leopard binaries: r-release: not available, r-oldrel: not available
OS X Mavericks binaries: r-release: metagear_0.1.tgz
Old sources: metagear archive