metagen: Inference in Meta Analysis and Meta Regression

Provides methods for making inference in the random effects meta regression model such as point estimates and confidence intervals for the heterogeneity parameter and the regression coefficients vector. Inference methods are based on different approaches to statistical inference. Methods from three different schools are included: methods based on the method of moments approach, methods based on likelihood, and methods based on generalised inference. The package also includes tools to run extensive simulation studies in parallel on high performance clusters in a modular way. This allows extensive testing of custom inferential methods with all implemented state-of-the-art methods in a standardised way. Tools for evaluating the performance of both point and interval estimates are provided. Also, a large collection of different pre-defined plotting functions is implemented in a ready-to-use fashion.

AuthorThomas W. D. Möbius <kontakt@thomasmoebius.de>
Date of publication2014-05-27 15:43:54
MaintainerThomas W. D. Möbius <kontakt@thomasmoebius.de>
LicenseGPL-3
Version1.0
http://00tau.github.io/metagen/

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Man pages

bcgVaccineData: Example: Setting up the BCG-data set

boxBias: Plotting performance: Box plots for bias

boxByConfidence: Plotting performance: Box plots for target value...

boxByMethod: Plotting performance: Box plots for target value...

boxByType: Plotting performance: Box plots for target value...

boxMSE: Plotting performance: Box plots for mean squared error

boxSD: Plotting performance: Box plots for standard deviation

cbbPalette: Colour palettes for colour blind people

cbgPalette: Colour palettes for colour blind people

collectAllExperiments: Running a computer experiment - Collect all the results

collectExperiments: Running a computer experiment - Collect specific results

designB: Design: Binomial responses

designD: Design: Gaussian responses (unknown heteroscedasticity)

designY: Design: Gaussian responses (known heteroscedasticity)

dvec: Data generation: Sampling data of clinical trials

experimentD: Running a computer experiment

experimentY: Running a computer experiment

formulaL: Regression coefficients: formulaL

formulaR: Regression coefficients: formulaR

hConfidence: Inference: Based on methods of moments and maximum...

hEstimates: Point estimates: For the heterogeneity parameter

intervalEstimates: Interval estimates: For the regression coefficients

joinPivotalCoefficients: Pivotal distributions: Extract pivots for regression...

joinPivotalHeterogeneity: Pivotal distributions: Extract pivots for heterogeneity

lenBoxByMethod: Plotting performance: Box plot of mean width

lenBoxByType: Plotting performance: Box plot of mean width

lenDenByMethod: Plotting performance: Density estimate of mean width

lenDenByType: Plotting performance: Density estimate of mean width

makeConfInt: Interval estimates: Generic function

makeConfInts: Interval estimates: Generic function

metagen: Inference: Analysis of the data set

metagenEmpty: Inference: Empty skeleton

metagenGeneralised: Inference: Based on generalised inference principles.

metareg: Inference: Based on methods of moments and maximum...

performance: Running a computer experiment

performanceConfH: Running a computer experiment: Adding performance measures

performanceConfR: Running a computer experiment: Adding performance measures

performancePointH: Running a computer experiment: Adding performance measures

performancePointR: Running a computer experiment: Adding performance measures

pfunc: The p_delta(eta) function.

pivotalStream: Steams of pivotal quantities of the regression coefficient

plotCoefficientInterval: Plot pivots: Interval estimates of the heterogeneity

plotDensityH: Pivotal distributions: Plot pivotal distribution of...

plotDensityH2: Pivotal distributions: Plot pivot density of the...

plotDensityIntercept: Pivotal distributions: Plot pivotal distribution of...

plotDensityIntercept2: Pivotal distributions: Plot pivotal distribution of...

plotDensitySlope: Pivotal distributions: Plot pivotal distribution of...

plotDensitySlope2: Pivotal distributions: Plot pivotal distribution of...

plotHeterogeneityInterval: Plot pivots: Interval estimates of the heterogeneity

plotIntervalEstimates: Example: Plotting interval estimates

plotStudyForest: Example: Plotting a forest plot of a data frame

plotStudyQfuncPfunc: Example: Plotting the q- and p-function from the dissertation

plotStudySizes: Example: Plotting study sizes

plotStudyUnbalance: Example: Plotting study unbalances in group assignments

qfunc: The q_delta(tau) function.

rB: Data generation: Log-risk-ration of a binomial-Gaussian model

rBinomGauss: Data generation: Sampling data of clinical trials

rD: Data generation: Gaussian-Gaussian model

regressionEstimates: Point estimates: For the regression coefficients

render: Render plot: To PDF

renderSVG: Render plot: To SVG

rY: Data generation: Gaussian-Gaussian model

sctBias: Plotting performance: Scatter plots against heterogeneity

sctMSE: Plotting performance: Scatter plots against heterogeneity

sctSD: Plotting performance: Scatter plots against heterogeneity

sctVersusC: Plotting performance: Scatter plot against heterogeneity

sctVersusH: Plotting performance: Scatter plot against heterogeneity

sdmByMethod: Plotting performance: Scatter plot against heterogeneity

sdmByType: Plotting performance: Scatter plot against heterogeneity

sdsByMethod: Plotting performance: Scatter plot against heteroscedasticity

sdsByType: Plotting performance: Scatter plot against heteroscedasticity

setupExperiment: Running a computer experiment in batch mode

yvec: Data generation: Sampling data of clinical trials

Functions

bcgVaccineData Man page
boxBias Man page
boxByConfidence Man page
boxByMethod Man page
boxByType Man page
boxMSE Man page
boxSD Man page
cbbPalette Man page
cbgPalette Man page
collectAllExperiments Man page
collectExperiments Man page
designB Man page
designD Man page
designY Man page
dvec Man page
experimentD Man page
experimentY Man page
formulaL Man page
formulaR Man page
hConfidence Man page
hEstimates Man page
intervalEstimates Man page
joinPivotalCoefficients Man page
joinPivotalHeterogeneity Man page
lenBoxByMethod Man page
lenBoxByType Man page
lenDenByMethod Man page
lenDenByType Man page
makeConfInt Man page
makeConfInts Man page
metagen Man page
metagenEmpty Man page
metagenGeneralised Man page
metareg Man page
performance Man page
performanceConfH Man page
performanceConfR Man page
performancePointH Man page
performancePointR Man page
pfunc Man page
pivotalStream Man page
plotCoefficientInterval Man page
plotDensityH Man page
plotDensityH2 Man page
plotDensityIntercept Man page
plotDensityIntercept2 Man page
plotDensitySlope Man page
plotDensitySlope2 Man page
plotHeterogeneityInterval Man page
plotIntervalEstimates Man page
plotStudyForest Man page
plotStudyQfuncPfunc Man page
plotStudySizes Man page
plotStudyUnbalance Man page
qfunc Man page
rB Man page
rBinomGauss Man page
rD Man page
regressionEstimates Man page
render Man page
renderSVG Man page
rY Man page
sctBias Man page
sctMSE Man page
sctSD Man page
sctVersusC Man page
sctVersusH Man page
sdmByMethod Man page
sdmByType Man page
sdsByMethod Man page
sdsByType Man page
setupExperiment Man page
yvec Man page

Files

metagen
metagen/NAMESPACE
metagen/R
metagen/R/methods-for-batch-distribution.R metagen/R/plot-interval-estimates.R metagen/R/plot-point-estimates.R metagen/R/methods-for-inference.R metagen/R/plot-pivotal-distributions.R metagen/R/methods-for-data-generation.R metagen/R/methods-for-experiments.R metagen/R/plot-functions.R metagen/R/zzz.R metagen/R/example-bcg.R
metagen/MD5
metagen/DESCRIPTION
metagen/man
metagen/man/collectExperiments.Rd metagen/man/plotDensityH.Rd metagen/man/intervalEstimates.Rd metagen/man/cbgPalette.Rd metagen/man/experimentY.Rd metagen/man/lenDenByMethod.Rd metagen/man/yvec.Rd metagen/man/rBinomGauss.Rd metagen/man/formulaR.Rd metagen/man/lenBoxByType.Rd metagen/man/designB.Rd metagen/man/hConfidence.Rd metagen/man/designD.Rd metagen/man/pfunc.Rd metagen/man/plotDensityH2.Rd metagen/man/lenBoxByMethod.Rd metagen/man/plotDensitySlope2.Rd metagen/man/metagen.Rd metagen/man/lenDenByType.Rd metagen/man/cbbPalette.Rd metagen/man/boxByType.Rd metagen/man/performance.Rd metagen/man/performancePointH.Rd metagen/man/sctBias.Rd metagen/man/render.Rd metagen/man/collectAllExperiments.Rd metagen/man/boxByMethod.Rd metagen/man/metagenGeneralised.Rd metagen/man/hEstimates.Rd metagen/man/experimentD.Rd metagen/man/plotStudyQfuncPfunc.Rd metagen/man/metareg.Rd metagen/man/sdmByMethod.Rd metagen/man/performanceConfH.Rd metagen/man/sctVersusH.Rd metagen/man/boxMSE.Rd metagen/man/rD.Rd metagen/man/sdmByType.Rd metagen/man/designY.Rd metagen/man/plotHeterogeneityInterval.Rd metagen/man/dvec.Rd metagen/man/boxByConfidence.Rd metagen/man/setupExperiment.Rd metagen/man/makeConfInts.Rd metagen/man/plotStudyUnbalance.Rd metagen/man/plotDensityIntercept.Rd metagen/man/rY.Rd metagen/man/renderSVG.Rd metagen/man/qfunc.Rd metagen/man/plotDensityIntercept2.Rd metagen/man/makeConfInt.Rd metagen/man/plotIntervalEstimates.Rd metagen/man/metagenEmpty.Rd metagen/man/plotStudySizes.Rd metagen/man/formulaL.Rd metagen/man/sctVersusC.Rd metagen/man/sctMSE.Rd metagen/man/joinPivotalCoefficients.Rd metagen/man/joinPivotalHeterogeneity.Rd metagen/man/boxBias.Rd metagen/man/plotCoefficientInterval.Rd metagen/man/bcgVaccineData.Rd metagen/man/plotStudyForest.Rd metagen/man/rB.Rd metagen/man/performancePointR.Rd metagen/man/sctSD.Rd metagen/man/pivotalStream.Rd metagen/man/sdsByMethod.Rd metagen/man/sdsByType.Rd metagen/man/plotDensitySlope.Rd metagen/man/performanceConfR.Rd metagen/man/regressionEstimates.Rd metagen/man/boxSD.Rd

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