P.Mean: Software for bootstrap and resampling (created 2008-07-18).
Someone asked me what software they should use as they were learning how to use the bootstrap and resampling methods.
I actually program my bootstrap simulations in R, but any statistical software program that has a syntax language that allows simple loops should work well.
The problem, unfortunately, is that the syntax that you would use is rather complex. Here are some examples:
- Matlab: www-stat.stanford.edu/~susan/courses/b494/index/node77.html
- Minitab: www.minitab.com/support/macros/default.aspx?action=code&id=108
- R: stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-patched/library/boot/html/boot.html
- SAS: www.winchendon.com/bootstrap.html
- SPSS: www.spsstools.net/Syntax/Bootstrap/bcnon.txt
- Stata: www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/Stata/faq/ownboot.htm
There are two programs I know of that are dedicated to this type of analysis.
- S+Resample: This package is an add-on to S+. A nice description is at www.insightful.com/Hesterberg/bootstrap.
- Resampling Stats: This software is available as an add-on for Excel and Matlab. For more details, go to www.resample.com.
I have no experience with either program, but I have heard good things about them.
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