Tools for the Bootstrap with Survey Data

Tools for using different kinds of bootstrap for estimating sampling variation using complex survey data.

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The goal of the surveybootstrap package is to help people use the bootstrap to estimate sampling uncertainty from surveys, including surveys with complex sample designs.

For more information on the bootstrap for surveys, see

  • Rao, JNK and Wu, CFJ (1988). Resampling inference with complex survey data. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 83(401):231–241.
  • Rao, J., Wu, C., and Yue, K. (1992). Some recent work on resampling methods for complex surveys. Survey Methodology, 18(2):209–217.
  • Efron, B. and Tibshirani, R. J. (1993). An introduction to the bootstrap. Chapman and Hall/CRC.

The development of this software was supported by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (R01-HD075666).


You can install:

  • the latest released version from CRAN with

  • the latest development version from github with



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surveybootstrap 0.0.1

  • first CRAN version, May 2016

Reference manual

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0.0.1 by Dennis M. Feehan, 5 years ago

Browse source code at

Authors: Dennis M. Feehan [aut, cre] , Matthew J. Salganik [ths]

Documentation:   PDF Manual  

Task views: Official Statistics & Survey Methodology

MIT + file LICENSE license

Imports Rcpp

Depends on plyr, dplyr, functional, stringr

Suggests knitr, testthat

Linking to Rcpp, RcppArmadillo

Imported by networkreporting.

See at CRAN