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RE: st: bootstrap weighted mean

From   "Clive Nicholas" <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   RE: st: bootstrap weighted mean
Date   Thu, 13 Jan 2005 03:27:27 -0000 (GMT)

Scott Merryman replied:

> Thanks.  My concern is that is seems too easy to get around the weight
> restriction in -bootstrap- and therefore must be wrong.
> Searching through the Statalist achieves I came across a posting by Jeff
> Pitblado ( )
> on
> using a very similar trick to get -statsby- to accept weights.  At the
> end,
> he cautions,
> 	"As a final note, let me just warn against using this trick with -
> bootstrap-,-permute-, and -jknife-.  The result will most definitely 	not
> be what you would expect."
> I guess I don't understand bootstrapping well enough to understand why
> this
> trick does not work as expected.

You're not the only one.

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