altmeta: Alternative Meta-Analysis Methods

Provides alternative statistical methods for meta-analysis, including new heterogeneity tests and measures that are robust to outliers; measures, tests, and visualization tools for publication bias; meta-analysis methods for synthesizing proportions; models for multivariate meta-analysis, etc.

Version: 3.0
Depends: R (≥ 2.14.0)
Imports: rjags (≥ 4-6), coda, graphics, grDevices, lme4, Matrix, metafor, methods, stats, utils
Published: 2020-04-24
Author: Lifeng Lin ORCID iD [aut, cre], Haitao Chu ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: Lifeng Lin <linl at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
SystemRequirements: JAGS 4.x.y (
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: altmeta results


Reference manual: altmeta.pdf
Package source: altmeta_3.0.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-prerelease:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-prerelease: altmeta_2.3.tgz, r-release: altmeta_2.3.tgz, r-oldrel: altmeta_2.3.tgz
Old sources: altmeta archive


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