[R-meta] Updated CRAN Task View on MetaAnalysis

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Fri Nov 17 20:21:52 CET 2017

Dear Michael,

Thank you for the time and effort in keeping the task list up to date!

A few comments:

When I look at https://cran.r-project.org/web/views/MetaAnalysis.html, I see 'Cohen???s' and 'Cliff???s Delta'. I suspect those ???'s are curly apostrophes. That looks like it might be an encoding issue (make sure you are using UTF-8). Or just you straight apostrophes.

"in some areas of science": Missing colon at the end?

"metaBMA Bayesian using model": Something seems missing here.

"and metaviz provides funnelt plots": funnelt -> funnel. 

"metaforest investigates heterogeneity using randod forests.": randod -> random.

"mvmeta assumes the within study covariances are known and as well as fixed effects provides a variety of options for fitting random effects." The 'as well as fixed effects' seems out of place.

"what is referred to here called Reitsma's method": called -> as?

"heirarchical summary receiver": heirarchical -> hierarchical.

"analysis of multi--centre trials": One - too many.

"MCMC.It provides": Missing space after period.

"to study cross-pheotype genetic": pheotype -> phenotype.

"differentially expressed dene detection": dene -> gene.

Also, there is some inconsistency in how each item ends (usually a period, but sometimes a comma, and sometimes nothing). This upsets my deeply rooted need for order and consistency :)


>-----Original Message-----
>From: R-sig-meta-analysis [mailto:r-sig-meta-analysis-bounces at r-
>project.org] On Behalf Of Michael Dewey
>Sent: Friday, 17 November, 2017 13:39
>To: r-sig-meta-analysis at r-project.org
>Subject: [R-meta] Updated CRAN Task View on MetaAnalysis
>This should have made its way to a mirror near you by now.
>A plea: if you maintain one of the packages consider including a NEWS or
>CHANGELOG so I can see quickly what your updates are.
>Comments welcome. Note that to keep the whole thing to a manageable size
>as we approach 100 packages I restrict any package to a very few
>sentences under any section for which it is relevant. For the most
>extensive packages this is a bit of a travesty but I hope you can
>sympathise with why I do it.

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