# Talk:Forest plot

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## For(r)est

I don't get the note on the origin. How can it be true that the name originated in 1996 but Peto was joking about it in 1990? Am I missing something here? Thanks. 138.37.199.206 19:14, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

Fixed. Bondegezou 20:47, 3 December 2007 (UTC)

## Image

I think that the image could be redrawn to be more informative. Typically the diamond used to represent the summary measure of effect is drawn such that its left and right points represent the 95% confident intervals on that measure. It is also common to list the study names to the right or left of the individual study lines. Anyone willing to draw update the diagram to reflect these points?Jimjamjak (talk) 14:49, 5 May 2010 (UTC) :So, I tried to draw an improved diagram, but can't work out how to add it to the page. This is the location I uploaded it to. (I found out how to do this.Jimjamjak (talk) 16:58, 5 May 2010 (UTC)

## Representing the summary

The way the summary of the meta-analysis is current represented is not clear:

The overall meta-analysed measure of effect is often represented on the plot as a vertical line.
This meta-analysed measure of effect is commonly plotted as a diamond
A vertical line representing no effect is also plotted.

So the result is plotted as a diamond and a vertical line. The vertical line represents both the result and no effect. - I'm guessing the result-as-vertical-line comment is incorrect, but I'm not confident enough to remove it. -- 205.175.124.30 (talk) 01:19, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

Done. The result line is typically dashed and I have edited the article to that effect. Bondegezou (talk) 11:14, 12 January 2013 (UTC)