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Re: st: Monte Carlo resampling

From   Maarten buis <[email protected]>
To   [email protected]
Subject   Re: st: Monte Carlo resampling
Date   Sat, 19 Jan 2008 15:25:20 +0000 (GMT)

--- Carlo Lazzaro <[email protected]> wrote:
> does -simulate- suite resample with reintroduction?

No, -simulate- just repeatedly calls a program and stores the results.
So, the way you sample (or whether you sample at all) depends on the
program that -simulate- calls. If your program drew a sample with
reintroduction than -simulate- would do what you just asked. However,
the easier way to do that is to call -bootstrap-.

The strong point of -simulate- is that is makes it easier to play
around with different techniques and find out their strong and weak
points. Its primary usefullness is in that sense theoretical, while the
primary usefulness of -bootstrap- is empirical (it helps you to
describe your data). Though the distinction is not black and white. 

Some examples of the use of -simulate- are: 
(bottom of the post)
though note:

Hope this helps,

Maarten L. Buis
Department of Social Research Methodology
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Boelelaan 1081
1081 HV Amsterdam
The Netherlands

visiting address:
Buitenveldertselaan 3 (Metropolitan), room Z434

+31 20 5986715

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