forest: Forest Plots

Description Usage Arguments Details Author(s) References See Also

View source: R/forest.r


The function forest is generic. It can be used to create forest plots.


forest(x, ...)



either an object of class "rma", a vector with the observed effect size or outcomes, or an object of class "cumul.rma". See ‘Details’.


other arguments.


Currently, methods exist for three types of situations.

In the first case, object x is a fitted model object coming from the rma.uni,, or rma.peto functions. The corresponding method is then forest.rma.

Alternatively, object x can be a vector with observed effect size or outcomes. The corresponding method is then forest.default.

Finally, object x could be an object coming from the cumul.rma.uni,, or cumul.rma.peto functions. The corresponding method is then forest.cumul.rma.


Wolfgang Viechtbauer


Lewis, S., & Clarke, M. (2001). Forest plots: Trying to see the wood and the trees. British Medical Journal, 322, 1479–1480.

Viechtbauer, W. (2010). Conducting meta-analyses in R with the metafor package. Journal of Statistical Software, 36(3), 1–48.

See Also

forest.rma, forest.default, forest.cumul.rma

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