[R-meta] modifying the default forest plot

Gerta Ruecker ruecker at imbi.uni-freiburg.de
Tue Dec 5 09:58:28 CET 2017


What about using the R package meta that has the most flexible forest 
function? You can specify all sorts of things, such as ordering, labels, 
title, x-axis label, marker type, fonts, colours, whether the weights 
should be plotted, and so on. See 
https://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/meta/index.html .



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Am 05.12.2017 um 07:42 schrieb Ken Beath:
> In the calls there is an slab parameter, use that to label your studies.
> To get ordered studies sort them first, before calling the metafor routine.
> metafor takes the standard plot parameters so just adding them at the end should work. Look up plot in the help.
> I’m not certain what to do for the last as I’m not quite certain what you are asking for.
> Ken
>> On 5 Dec 2017, at 4:29 pm, Mukht Kaur <theoneliberatedkaur at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi everyone!
>> I am new to meta-analysis methodology and I am using R software to do my
>> quantitative synthesis. I am using random effects model to analyse my
>> individual studies through rma function in metafor package.
>> By using 'forest(mymodelname)', I have a basic forest plot where my
>> individual studies are shown as Study 1, Study 2, and so on. How could I
>> get the author and year instead? It would be better if I can get them
>> arranged according to the observed effect size - is that possible? Also, I
>> would like to change the title of my X axis to 'Estimated Effect Size'
>> rather than the default title 'Observed Outcome'. Lastly, would it be
>> possible to specify the exact weight assigned to each study in the forest
>> plot?
>> Many thanks in advance for your help.
>> MK
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