[R-meta] R package netmeta (version 0.9-6) available

Guido Schwarzer sc at imbi.uni-freiburg.de
Thu Aug 10 13:22:18 CEST 2017

Hi all,

R package netmeta, version 0.9-6, is available on CRAN 

New features (since netmeta, version 0.9-5):

- Prediction intervals can be calculated for treatment estimates from a 
network meta-analysis

- In netmeta(), Q statistics for heterogeneity and design inconsistency 
are calculated according to Krahn et al. (2013); see help page of 

- In printouts and forest plots, the reference treatment can be 
considered as treatment of interest or comparator (default), i.e., 
either comparisons of reference vs other treatments or other treatments 
vs reference are reported

- Tests for heterogeneity and design inconsistency are shown in printouts

- A biplot can be generated to show partial ordering of treatment 
rankings for more than two outcomes

- Additional checks implemented for multi-arm studies: (i) negative or 
zero treatment arm variances; (ii) duplicate treatment comparisons or 
incomplete sets of treatment comparisons within a study

Krahn U, Binder H, König J. A graphical tool for locating inconsistency 
in network meta-analyses. BMC Med Res Methodol 2013;13:35. 

A complete list of changes providing more details is available on 
https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/netmeta/NEWS. See also 

Best wishes,

Dr. Guido Schwarzer (sc at imbi.uni-freiburg.de)
Institute for Medical Biometry and Statistics
Stefan-Meier-Str. 26, D-79104 Freiburg | Phone: +49 (0)761 203 6668
http://www.imbi.uni-freiburg.de        | Fax:   +49 (0)761 203 6680

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