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Re: st: Saving bootstrap samples

From   Maarten Buis <>
Subject   Re: st: Saving bootstrap samples
Date   Fri, 14 Jun 2013 15:40:54 +0200

On Fri, Jun 14, 2013 at 3:31 PM, Margaret MacDougall wrote:
> I would value some tips on how best to go about saving bootstrap samples
> generated by means of the bootstrap command in Stata.

Do you want to save the samples or the statistics computed in each
sample? The latter can easily be achieved using the -saving()- option.
The former is harder. You'll probably have to abandon -bootstrap- and
code the loop yourself and draw random observation in each iteration
using -bsample-. It is probably most convient to store those samples
as fweights, like so:

forvalues i = 1/10 {
    qui gen w`i' = .
    bsample , weight(w`i')

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Reichpietschufer 50
10785 Berlin
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