Population estimates from samples

coderman coderman at protonmail.com
Mon May 31 11:43:06 PDT 2021

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On Monday, May 31, 2021 8:51 AM, Greg Newby <gbnewby at pglaf.org> wrote:

> I came across a fascinating approach to this, called bootstrapping or the bootstrap method. I learned about this an EdX data science course offered by Berkeley.
> The method is described in the course's free online textbook:
> https://inferentialthinking.com/chapters/13/2/Bootstrap.html

"Any method based on sampling has the possibility of being off. The beauty of methods based on random sampling is that we can quantify how often they are likely to be off."

indeed :)

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