netmeta: Network Meta-Analysis using Frequentist Methods

A comprehensive set of functions providing frequentist methods for network meta-analysis and supporting Schwarzer et al. (2015) <doi:10.1007/978-3-319-21416-0>, Chapter 8 "Network Meta-Analysis": - frequentist network meta-analysis following Rücker (2012) <doi:10.1002/jrsm.1058>; - net heat plot and design-based decomposition of Cochran's Q according to Krahn et al. (2013) <doi:10.1186/1471-2288-13-35>; - measures characterizing the flow of evidence between two treatments by König et al. (2013) <doi:10.1002/sim.6001>; - ranking of treatments (frequentist analogue of SUCRA) according to Rücker & Schwarzer (2015) <doi:10.1186/s12874-015-0060-8>; - partial order of treatment rankings ('poset') and Hasse diagram for 'poset' (Carlsen & Bruggemann, 2014) <doi:10.1002/cem.2569>; (Rücker & Schwarzer, 2017) <doi:10.1002/jrsm.1270>; - split direct and indirect evidence to check consistency (Dias et al., 2010) <doi:10.1002/sim.3767>; - league table with network meta-analysis results; - additive network meta-analysis for combinations of treatments; - network meta-analysis of binary data using the Mantel-Haenszel or non-central hypergeometric distribution method; - 'comparison-adjusted' funnel plot (Chaimani & Salanti, 2012) <doi:10.1002/jrsm.57>; - automated drawing of network graphs described in Rücker & Schwarzer (2016) <doi:10.1002/jrsm.1143>.

Version: 1.0-1
Depends: meta (≥ 4.9-3)
Imports: magic, MASS
Suggests: colorspace, rgl, hasseDiagram (≥ 0.1.3), grid
Published: 2019-01-02
Author: Gerta Rücker [aut], Ulrike Krahn [aut], Jochem König [aut], Orestis Efthimiou [aut], Guido Schwarzer [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Guido Schwarzer <sc at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: NEWS
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: netmeta results


Reference manual: netmeta.pdf
Package source: netmeta_1.0-1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
OS X binaries: r-release: netmeta_1.0-1.tgz, r-oldrel: netmeta_1.0-0.tgz
Old sources: netmeta archive


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