[R-sig-ME] MCMCglmm multivariate meta-analysis with covariance

Viechtbauer Wolfgang (SP) wolfgang.viechtbauer at maastrichtuniversity.nl
Wed Oct 19 09:50:43 CEST 2016

For ML/REML estimation, you can also use metafor, mvmeta, and metaSEM.

An illustration of a multivariate meta-analysis with the metafor package can be found here:



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> -----Original Message-----
> From: R-sig-mixed-models [mailto:r-sig-mixed-models-bounces at r-
> project.org] On Behalf Of Jon Bischof
> Sent: Wednesday, October 19, 2016 03:25
> To: r-sig-mixed-models at r-project.org
> Subject: [R-sig-ME] MCMCglmm multivariate meta-analysis with covariance
> I'm interested in fitting a multivariate meta-analysis model with
> correlated measurement error. This means fixing the error to a covariance
> matrix per row.
> I saw this post
> <https://stat.ethz.ch/pipermail/r-sig-mixed-models/2013q2/020180.html> on
> the mailing list about non-correlated outcomes, but the noise correlation
> is too large to ignore in my use case. Professor Hadfield implies in the
> post that it is possible but "complicated". Does anyone know how to do
> it?
> Thanks!
> Jon Bischof

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