Metal Download

This page includes links to the current version of Metal, for a record of changes see the ChangeLog. All downloads are available free of charge to commercial and non-commercial users. Feedback is very welcome. If you use Metal please fill out the registration form.

Precompiled Binaries

Precompiled binaries are available for convenience, but we recommend the source version (below) for most users

    Linux-metal.tar.gz         For Linux systems
    Darwin-metal.tar.gz        For Apple computers
    Windows-metal.zip          For Windows systems

Example Files

This archive includes a small example of how METAL can be used to meta-analyze study results. The example is drawn from a recent study of the genetics of glucose levels (Chen et al, Journal of Clinical Investigation, 2008; Prokopenko et al, Nature Genetics, 2009).

    GlucoseExample.tar.gz [current]
    GlucoseExample-original.tar.gz [original]

Source Distribution

This download includes a command line version of the METAL meta-analysis tool and should work for all users with access to the GNU C++ compiler, which is standard on most Linux, Unix and Apple systems. For Windows workstations, the GNU C++ compiler is available with CYGWIN or MSYS. To install, unpack the archive below, type make and follow instructions. Have fun!

     generic-metal-2011-03-25.tar.gz [current version]

Source Distribution

Source code for previous releases is also available:

     
     generic-metal-2011-03-25.tar.gz [current version]
     generic-metal-2010-08-01.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2010-06-03.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2010-04-05.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2010-02-08.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2009-10-10.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2009-02-03.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2009-01-12.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2008-07-01.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2008-04-18.tar.gz
     generic-metal-2008-01-02.tar.gz

Documentation

Brief documentation is available in our wiki.