Other meta-analysis software sites

Click below for a list of various www sites (occasionally, just email or snailmail addresses) that pertain to meta-analysis software. I've divided them into two groups, commercial and freeware-careware-shareware, and provided brief annotation of them. This page is quite out of date in general, so updates are welcome




Commercial stand-alone programs (all are general programs unless otherwise noted)

    • Johnson, B.T. (1993). D-Stat: Software for the meta-analytic review of research      literatures (version 1.1). Hillsdale, New Jersey: Erlbaum. (Lawrence Erlbaum,      www site: www/erlbaum.com; email: orders@erlbaum.com). Does various meta-analytic      statistics including some effect size calculation.
    • Mullen, B. (1989). Advanced BASIC Meta-Analysis. Hillsdale, New Jersey: Erlbaum.      (Lawrence Erlbaum, email: orders@erlbaum.com).      Like Johnson.
    • Michael Bornstein has just finished an excellent program, probably the best of them all.      Order information at http://www.PowerAndPrecision.com.       Does effect size calculation and meta-analysis, good     graphics.
    • Lipsey, M.W., & Wilson, D.B. (1996). Practical Meta-Analysis. Newbury Park      CA: Sage Publications. This book also makes reference to SPSS,     SAS, and STATA macros that implement many      analyses, and that can be downloaded for free at         http://mason.gmu.edu/~dwilsonb/ma.html. Also     available is the authors' EXCEL macros for doing effect size calcuation.
    • M. Rosenberg, D.C. Adams, J. Gurevitch. (1999). MetaWin: Statistical Software for      Meta-Analysis with Resampling Tests (Version 2.0). MetaWin can be ordered from: Sinauer Associates,      Inc., P.O. Box 407, Sunderland, Massachusetts 01375-0407; fax: 413-549-1118; e-mail: orders@sinauer.com; internet:     http://www.metawinsoft.com/. Costs about $70. Does fixed and random      effects models including categorical tests; and it does     mixed model regression. Can handle up to 500 studies belonging to 25      classes in each of 10 grouping categories. Unique feature is that it incorporates resampling statistics (percentile bootstrap confidence limits and bias-corrected bootstrap      confidence limits), and you can test for differences among classes of studies using a      randomization test to evaluate between-group homogeneity.    
  • Eddy,     D.M. & Hasselblad, V.     (1992).      FAST*PRO:     Software for Meta-analysis by the Confidence Profile Method.     Boston, MA: Academic Press. Note: Book no longer in     print, and software may not otherwise be available today.

B. Freeware-Careware-Shareware (all are general programs but some have minimal capacity for    effect size calculation):

    1. Meta:      Meta-analysis Programs     (Vers. 5.3) (1989) [R. Schwarzer]. Raleigh, NC: National Collegiate Software     Clearinghouse     (http://www.RalfSchwarzer.de)

    2. MA.EXE, by Joseph Cappelleri, Pfizer Central Research, Biometrics Department, Eastern      Point Road, Groton, CT 06340 (joseph_c_cappelleri@groton.phiser.com)

    3. MACALC.EXE, by Larry Lyons, Multimedia and CBT Development, Information and Aviation      Engineer Group, Advanced Engineering and Research Associates, 1919 South Eads Street,      Suite 400, Arlington, Virginia 22203, (solomon@mnsinc.com).      Downloadable from         http://www.lyonsmorris.com/MetaA/index.htm      .
    4. Carlette, W.L. (1987). The meta-analysis effect size calculator: A BASIC program for      reconstructing unbiased effect sizes. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 47,      373-384.
    5. EasyMA by M. Cucherat, J.P. Boissel, A. Leizorovicz, M.C. Haugh, P. Nony, & F.      Gueyffier. Can be downloaded from http://www.spc.univ-lyon1.fr/~mcu/easyma/.      Developed in France for use by clinical pharmacologists to perform meta-analyses of      clinical trial data with binary outcomes using fixed or random effects methods.
    6. Meta-Analysis Easy To Answer (META), by David Kenny at the University of Connecticut (http://davidakenny.net/meta.htm). A      few fairly simple effect size computations can be done, and weighted or unweighted      averages can be computed using any of several systems.
    7. EPIMETA (http://ftp.cdc.gov/pub/Software/epimeta/)      was written for the Centers for Disease Control and is a DOS program. It has no effect      size computation capacity, but does fixed and random effects modeling on epidemiological      data (e.g., risk ratios).
    8.     Meta-Analyst     (1995) [J. Lau]. Boston, MA: New England Medical Center. E-mail:     joseph.lau@es.nemc.org
    9. Meta-Test     (1997) [J. Lau]. Boston, MA: New England Medical Center. E-mail:     joseph.lau@es.nemc.org;              http://hiru.mcmaster.ca/cochrane/cochrane/sadt.htm/;              http://som.flinders.edu.au/FUSA/Cochrane/COCHRANE/sadt.htm/;    
    10. RevMan:     The Cochrane Collaboration’s Review Manager     (Vers. 5.0) (2001). The Cochrane Collaboration.     http://www.cochrane.org/cochrane/revman.htm/.     
    11. MetaStat: This software is written     by           Lawrence M. Rudner, Gene V Glass, David L.     Evartt, and Patrick J. Emery, and it does a variety     of meta-analytic statistics.It can be downloaded at         http://ericae.net/meta/metastat.htm    
    12.     http://web.uccs.edu/lbecker/Psy590/escalc3.htm. This www page is devoted     to effect size calculation, computing d or r from means and standard     deviations, or from t and df. www.work-learning.com/effect_sizes.htm.      This web site allows     you to download an excel effect size calculator with basic effect size     computation capacity, along with a manual showing the formulas and how to     use the program.     

    13.  MIX     (http://www.mix-for-meta-analysis.info):     MIX stands for Meta-analysis with     Interactive eXplanations. It is analytical     software with extensive educational interactive tutoring. It isespecially     meant for students and teachers, although it provides     professional numerical and graphical output and, besides analyzing     thebuilt-in data sets, one can also enter one's own data

    14. MetaXL (http://www.epigear.com/)

C. Meta-analysis  macros in general packages (I thank Julio Sanchez-Meca for forwarding this information  to me). :

  1. BUGS     y WinBUGS.           http://www.mrc-bsu.cam.ac.uk//bugs/.     

  2. R.          http://cran.r-project.org/.

  3. SAS® .      Wang, M.C. & Bushman, B.J.     (1999). Integrating Results through Meta-analytic Review Using SAS(R)     Software. Cary, NC: SAS Institute, Inc. Kus,     O. & Koch, A. (1996). Meta-analysis macros for SAS. Computational     Statistics & Data Analysis, 22, 325-333.               http://www.prw.le.ac.uk/epidemio/personal/ajs22/meta/macros.sas/.     http://www.sas.com/.    

  4.     SPSS. The Lipsey and Wilson macros described in          A.5. above. See http://www.wam.umd.edu/~wilsondb/ma.html.       

  5. S-Plus.           http://www.mathsoft.com/splus/.              http://www.prw.le.ac.uk/epidemio/personal/ajs22/meta/routine.html/.         http://www.research.att.com/~dumouchel/bsoft.html/.    

  6. StataTM.     Sterne, J.A.C.,     Bradburn, M.J. & Egger, M. (2001). Meta-analysis in StataTM.     In M. Egger, G. Davey Smith & D.G. Altmann (Eds.), Systematic Reviews in     Health Care: Meta-analysis in Context (pp. 347-369). London, UK: BMJ     Pub. Group.          http://www.stata.com/.

  7. StatsDirect.           http://www.camcode.com/.    

  8. StatXact.           http://www.cytel.com/statxact

  9. True Epistat.      Epistat Services, 2011 Cap Rock     Circle, Richardson TX 75080-3417, phone: (214)     680-1376 (Note, this address is old, and True Epistat may     not be available today).

D. Reviews of  meta-analytic software: (I thank Julio Sanchez-Meca for forwarding this  information to me). An updated list of meta-analytic software reviews can be  found at http://www.prw.le.ac.uk/epidemio/personal/ajs22/meta/ .

  1. Arthur, W., Bennett, W. & Huffcutt,     A. (1994). Choice of software and programs in meta-analysis research: Does     it make a difference? Educational & Psychological Measurement, 54,     776-787.

  2.  Egger, M., Sterne, J.A.C. & Davey     Smith, G. (2000). Meta-analysis software. British Medical Journal, 316.

  3. http://www.bmj.com/archive/7126/7126ed9.htm/     (accesed 21.11.2000).

  4.  Normand, S.L. (1995). Meta-analysis     software: A comparative review. American Statistician, 49, 298-309.

  5.  Sterne, J.A.C., Egger, M. &     Sutton, A.J. (2001). Meta-analysis software. In M. Egger, G. Davey Smith &     D.G. Altmann (Eds.), Systematic Reviews in Health Care: Meta-analysis in     Context (pp. 336-346). London: BMJ Pub. Group.

  6.  Sutton, A.J., Lambert, P.C.,     Hellmich, M., et al. (2000). Meta-analysis in practice: A critical review of     available software. In D.A. Berry & D.K. Stangl (Eds.), Meta-analysis in     Medicine and Health Policy. New York: Marcel Dekker.

E. Miscellaneous

  1.     http://ericae.net/meta/ This site has a variety of     links to resources for those who are interested in meta-analysis. Some of     these links include software.
  2.     http://www.prw.le.ac.uk/epidemio/personal/ajs22/meta/. This link also     has a variety of pertinent