[R-meta] Questions about model averaging with complex multilevel meta-analytic model

Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (NP) wo||g@ng@v|echtb@uer @end|ng |rom m@@@tr|chtun|ver@|ty@n|
Mon Oct 3 11:54:00 CEST 2022

Happy to hear that. Please follow instructions carefully and don't just skip parts of the code.

I suspect dredge() is trying to fit a very large number of models. This could take a very long time. To figure out how many models there are, you can run:

res <- dredge(full_mod, evaluate=FALSE)

If you then still want to go through with this, you might need to consider using parallelization (if you have access to a workstation with many cores or a cluster) as described here:



>-----Original Message-----
>From: Margaret Slein [mailto:maslein using zoology.ubc.ca]
>Sent: Monday, 03 October, 2022 10:42
>To: Viechtbauer, Wolfgang (NP)
>Cc: r-sig-meta-analysis using r-project.org
>Subject: Re: [R-meta] Questions about model averaging with complex multilevel
>meta-analytic model
>1. Amazing, yes the "eval(metafor:::.MuMIn” did allow me to run your example and
>get model-averaged coefficient estimates! Wahoo!!
>However, when I tried running a dredge on my own model, after 10+ hours it had
>still not finished running.
>I’m wondering if this issue is because I am not model dredging, but using
>different model combinations by hand and trying to average those?
>2. Here is the session info:
>> sessionInfo()
>R version 4.2.1 (2022-06-23)
>Platform: x86_64-apple-darwin17.0 (64-bit)
>Running under: macOS Monterey 12.4
>Matrix products: default
>[1] en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8/C/en_US.UTF-8/en_US.UTF-8
>attached base packages:
>[1] stats     graphics  grDevices utils     datasets  methods   base
>other attached packages:
> [1] AICcmodavg_2.3-
>1    devtools_2.4.4      usethis_2.1.6       corrplot_0.92       metaAidR_0.0.0.9
>000 glmulti_1.0.8
> [7] leaps_3.1           rJava_1.0-6         wesanderson_0.3.6   ape_5.6-
>2           viridis_0.6.2       viridisLite_0.4.1
>[13] MuMIn_1.47.1        rotl_3.0.12         patchwork_1.1.2     metafor_3.8-
>1       metadat_1.2-0       Matrix_1.5-1
>forcats_0.5.2       stringr_1.4.1       dplyr_1.0.10        purrr_0.3.4         r
>eadr_2.1.2         tidyr_1.2.0
>[25] tibble_3.1.8        ggplot2_3.3.6       tidyverse_1.3.2
>loaded via a namespace (and not attached):
> [1] VGAM_1.1-7          googledrive_2.0.0   colorspace_2.0-
>3    ellipsis_0.3.2      fs_1.5.2            rstudioapi_0.14
> [7]
>remotes_2.4.2       bit64_4.0.5         fansi_1.0.3         lubridate_1.8.0     m
>athjaxr_1.6-0      xml2_1.3.3
>splines_4.2.1       cachem_1.0.6        pkgload_1.3.0       jsonlite_1.8.0      b
>room_1.0.1         dbplyr_2.2.1
>shiny_1.7.2         rentrez_1.2.3       compiler_4.2.1      httr_1.4.4          b
>ackports_1.4.1     assertthat_0.2.1
>fastmap_1.1.0       gargle_1.2.1        cli_3.3.0           later_1.3.0         h
>tmltools_0.5.3     prettyunits_1.1.1
>tools_4.2.1         gtable_0.3.1        glue_1.6.2          Rcpp_1.0.9          c
>ellranger_1.1.0    vctrs_0.4.1
>[37] nlme_3.1-
>157        ps_1.7.1            rvest_1.0.3         mime_0.12           miniUI_0.1
>.1.1      lifecycle_1.0.2
>[43] pacman_0.5.1        XML_3.99-0.10       googlesheets4_1.0.1 MASS_7.3-
>57         scales_1.2.1        vroom_1.5.7
>hms_1.1.2           promises_1.2.0.1    parallel_4.2.1      curl_4.3.2          p
>bapply_1.5-0       memoise_2.0.1
>gridExtra_2.3       stringi_1.7.8       pkgbuild_1.3.1      rlang_1.0.5         p
>kgconfig_2.0.3     rncl_0.8.6
>[61] lattice_0.20-
>45     htmlwidgets_1.5.4   bit_4.0.4           processx_3.7.0      tidyselect_1.1
>.2    plyr_1.8.7
>magrittr_2.0.3      R6_2.5.1            generics_0.1.3      profvis_0.3.7       D
>BI_1.1.3           pillar_1.8.1
>[73] haven_2.5.1         withr_2.5.0         survival_3.3-
>1      modelr_0.1.9        crayon_1.5.1        utf8_1.2.2
>tzdb_0.3.0          urlchecker_1.0.1    progress_1.2.2      grid_4.2.1          r
>eadxl_1.4.1        callr_3.7.2
>[85] reprex_2.0.2        digest_0.6.29       xtable_1.8-
>4        httpuv_1.6.6        unmarked_1.2.5      stats4_4.2.1
>[91] munsell_0.5.0       sessioninfo_1.2.2
><*)))><>  <*)))><>   <*)))><>  <*)))><>
>Maggie Slein (she/her/hers)
>PhD Student, O’Connor Lab
>Department of Zoology
>Unceded xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) territory
>University of British Columbia

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