[R] boot vs. bootstrap

Prof Brian Ripley ripley at stats.ox.ac.uk
Sun Jan 25 09:25:38 CET 2004

Package bootstrap is orphaned, that is no longer maintained.

Package boot is much more comprehensive, and a recommended package.

That suggests to me that you always use boot: I do.

On Sun, 25 Jan 2004, Erin Hodgess wrote:

> There is a library boot and another one bootstrap.
> When is it preferable to use one or the other, please?
> In particular, I was wondering about the function boot in the boot
> library and the function bootstrap in the bootstrap library.
> Those are the main bootstrap functions.
> R Version 1.8.1 for Windows.

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