The sample mean and standard deviation are two commonly used statistics in metaanalyses, but some trials use other summary statistics such as the median and quartiles to report the results. Therefore, researchers need to transform those information back to the sample mean and standard deviation. This package implemented sample mean estimators by Luo et al. (2016) <arXiv:1505.05687>, sample standard deviation estimators by Wan et al. (2014) <arXiv:1407.8038>, and the best linear unbiased estimators (BLUEs) of location and scale parameters by Yang et al. (2018, submitted) based on sample quantiles derived summaries in a metaanalysis.
Package details 


Author  Xin Yang [cre, aut], Alan Hutson [aut], Dongliang Wang [aut] 
Maintainer  Xin Yang <[email protected]> 
License  GPL2 
Version  1.0.0 
Package repository  View on CRAN 
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