estmeansd: Estimating the Sample Mean and Standard Deviation from Commonly Reported Quantiles in Meta-Analysis

Implements the methods of McGrath et al. (2020) <doi:10.1177/0962280219889080> and Cai et al. (2021) <doi:10.1177/09622802211047348> for estimating the sample mean and standard deviation from commonly reported quantiles in meta-analysis. These methods can be applied to studies that report the sample median, sample size, and one or both of (i) the sample minimum and maximum values and (ii) the first and third quartiles. The corresponding standard error estimators described by McGrath et al. (2023) <doi:10.1177/09622802221139233> are also included.

Version: 1.0.1
Imports: graphics, grDevices, metaBLUE, stats
Published: 2023-12-14
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.estmeansd
Author: Sean McGrath ORCID iD [aut, cre], XiaoFei Zhao [aut], Russell Steele [aut], Andrea Benedetti ORCID iD [aut]
Maintainer: Sean McGrath <sean.mcgrath at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: MetaAnalysis
CRAN checks: estmeansd results


Reference manual: estmeansd.pdf


Package source: estmeansd_1.0.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): estmeansd_1.0.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): estmeansd_1.0.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): estmeansd_1.0.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): estmeansd_1.0.1.tgz
Old sources: estmeansd archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: metamedian
Reverse suggests: meta, metafor


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