[R] help on tapply using resample as FUN element

Jourdan Gold jgold at uoguelph.ca
Tue Dec 2 04:22:49 CET 2008

my specific question is:

I am attempting to create a bootstrap procedure for a finite sample using the theory of Rao and Wu, JASA (1988) that replicates within each strata (h) n_h - 1 times. I am able to sample n_h times using an innitial call to the resample function  I suspect that it has to do with providing extra info to the FUN function but this seems to only allow one value i.e tapply(test, class, mean, trim = 0.1)

i want to be able to have a different value of n for each 

sampler <- function(x) 

{  sample(x, replace = T)

raoboot <- function (datavar, statavar, weight,  nboot)
        i <- 1
sdatavar <- sort(datavar)
sstratavar <- sort(statavar)
sweight <- sort(weight)
 sdatavarwght <- sdatavar*sweight
 stramn <- tapply(sdatavar, sstratavar, mean)
 meanvect <- rep(0, times = nboot)
 while (i < nboot) 
        { #vector of resampled observations
                vectobsrestemp <- tapply(sdatavarwght, sstratavar, resampler)
                vectobsres <- unlist(vectobsrestemp)
        meanvect[i]        <- mean(vectobsres)
i <- i + 1
        repvectboot <- rep(mean(meanvect), times = i)
        vb <- sum((repvectboot - meanvect)^2)/(i -1)

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