cobalt: Covariate Balance Tables and Plots

Generate balance tables and plots for covariates of groups preprocessed through matching, weighting or subclassification, for example, using propensity scores. Includes integration with 'MatchIt', 'WeightIt', 'MatchThem', 'twang', 'Matching', 'optmatch', 'CBPS', 'ebal', 'cem', 'sbw', and 'designmatch' for assessing balance on the output of their preprocessing functions. Users can also specify data for balance assessment not generated through the above packages. Also included are methods for assessing balance in clustered or multiply imputed data sets or data sets with multi-category, continuous, or longitudinal treatments.

Version: 4.5.5
Depends: R (≥ 3.3.0)
Imports: stats, utils, grid, grDevices, ggplot2 (≥ 3.4.1), gtable (≥ 0.3.0), gridExtra (≥ 2.3), chk (≥ 0.8.1), rlang (≥ 0.4.0), crayon, backports (≥ 1.1.9)
Suggests: MatchIt (≥ 4.0.0), WeightIt (≥ 1.0.0), twang (≥ 1.6), twangContinuous, Matching, optmatch, ebal, CBPS (≥ 0.17), designmatch, optweight, mice (≥ 3.8.0), MatchThem (≥ 0.9.3), cem (≥ 1.1.30), sbw (≥ 1.1.5), gbm (≥ 2.1.7), brglm2 (≥ 0.9), caret, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 3.0.0)
Published: 2024-04-02
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.cobalt
Author: Noah Greifer ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Noah Greifer <noah.greifer at>
License: GPL-2 | GPL-3 [expanded from: GPL (≥ 2)]
NeedsCompilation: no
Materials: README NEWS
In views: CausalInference, MissingData
CRAN checks: cobalt results


Reference manual: cobalt.pdf
Vignettes: Covariate Balance Tables and Plots: A Guide to the 'cobalt' Package
Frequently Asked Questions
Using 'cobalt' with Longitudinal Treatments
Using 'love.plot()' To Generate Love Plots
Optimizing Tuning Parameters for Balance
Using 'cobalt' with Other Preprocessing Packages
Using 'cobalt' with Clustered, Multiply Imputed, and Other Segmented Data


Package source: cobalt_4.5.5.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): cobalt_4.5.5.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): cobalt_4.5.5.tgz, r-release (x86_64): cobalt_4.5.5.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): cobalt_4.5.5.tgz
Old sources: cobalt archive

Reverse dependencies:

Reverse imports: beastt, missDiag, MultiObjMatch, mvGPS, sim.BA, WeightIt
Reverse suggests: causalCmprsk, independenceWeights, marginaleffects, MatchIt, MatchThem, nullranges, optweight, psborrow2


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