[R-meta] R package netmeta (version 0.9-8) available

Guido Schwarzer sc at imbi.uni-freiburg.de
Mon Mar 26 15:42:30 CEST 2018

Hi all,

R package netmeta, version 0.9-8, is available on CRAN 

New features (since netmeta, version 0.9-7):

- new function discomb() for disconnected networks sharing at least one 
common treatment component to apply the additive network model for 
combinations of treatments

- new default in netmeta(): results of random effects model are reported 
in addition to fixed effects model

- original dataset used to conduct network meta-analysis is kept in R 
object created with netmeta()

- function pairwise() keeps all variables from the original dataset

- network graphs are much more flexible, e.g., color of lines / edges 
can be specified for each direct pairwise comparison

- netleague tables show the direct treatment estimates from pairwise 
comparisons in the upper triangle if the table is created for a single 
network meta-analysis

- netleague tables report pairwise comparisons of the treatment in the 
row versus the treatment in the column in the lower triangle and column 
versus row in the upper triangle (common presentation for network 

- between-study variance tau-squared is reported as NA instead of 0 in 
networks without heterogeneity / inconsistency

- new auxiliary function netmatrix() to create a matrix with additional 
information for pairwise comparisons (e.g., risk of bias assessment)

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
Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics,
Faculty of Medicine and Medical Center - University of Freiburg

Postal address: Stefan-Meier-Str. 26, D-79104 Freiburg

Phone: +49/761/203-6668
Mail:sc at imbi.uni-freiburg.de

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