swMATH ID: 37491
Software Authors: Evangelos Kontopantelis; David Reeves
Description: Pairwise meta-analysis of aggregate data using metaan in Stata. A few years ago, we developed metaan, a package to perform fixed- or random-effects meta-analysis. In terms of random-effects meta-analysis, it offered a wide choice of models, including maximum likelihood, profile likelihood, or restricted maximum-likelihood, in addition to the established DerSimonian–Laird method available in metan or Cochrane’s RevMan software. Other unique features included a wide range of reported heterogeneity measures and a plot of the maximum likelihood function. Since then, metaan has been continuously updated to offer improved graphics, more options, and more meta-analysis models. In this necessary update, we describe these additions and discuss the new models and the evidence behind them.
Homepage: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/1536867X20953575
Dependencies: Stata
Keywords: Stata Journal; Stata; st0201 1; metaan; meta-analysis; random effects; fixed effect; effect sizes; DerSimonian-Laird; maximum likelihood; profile likelihood; restricted maximum likelihood; Peto; Mantel-Haenszel; permutation(s) method; bootstrap DerSimonian-Laird; proportions; forest plot
Related Software: SAS; metan; metaeff; MetaEasy; RevMan; R; meta; metafor; Stata
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