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st: Future of metan/meta?
I just read with great interest the talk by Jonathan Sterne at this years
London Stata meeting: http://fmwww.bc.edu/repec/usug2004/meta_stata.pdf
A main reason for my switch from SPSS to Stata was the availability of user
written meta ados, in particular the brilliant metan command by Mike Bradburn.
It is therefore of concern when Sterne in his talk mentions that Mike Bradburn
has recently left the Centre for Statistics in Medicine in Oxford and that
metan is unlikely to be maintained?..
I very much support the suggestion that Stata 8 (or 9?) should implement meta
capabilities, especially graphics with the options to produce forest plots with
detailed horizontal information for each confidence line (eg. study name,
counts etc.)and with and without summary estimates.
Did anyone from Stata comment on this issue at the meeting?
Department of Infectious Diseases M
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