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version 0.3.2

Bootstrap confidence interval estimation routines for SciPy

People: Constantine Evans



Scikits.bootstrap provides bootstrap confidence interval algorithms for scipy.

At present, it is rather feature-incomplete and in flux. However, the functions that have been written should be relatively stable as far as results.

Much of the code has been written based off the descriptions from Efron and Tibshirani's Introduction to the Bootstrap, and results should match the results obtained from following those explanations. However, the current ABC code is based off of the modified-BSD-licensed R port of the Efron bootstrap code, as I do not believe I currently have a sufficient understanding of the ABC method to write the code independently.

In any case, please contact me (Constantine Evans <>) with any questions or suggestions. I'm trying to add documentation, and will be adding tests as well. I'm especially interested, however, in how the API should actually look; please let me know if you think the package should be organized differently.

The package is licensed under the Modified BSD License.

Version Info

v0.3.2: This version contains various fixes to allow compatibility with Python
3.3. While I have not used the package extensively with Python 3, all tests now pass, and importing works properly. The compatibility changes slightly modify the output of bootstrap_indexes, from a Python list to a Numpy array that can be iterated over in the same manner. This should only be important in extremely unusual situations.



You can download the latest distribution from PyPI here:

Using pip

You can install scikits.bootstrap for yourself from the terminal by running:

pip install --user scikits.bootstrap

If you want to install it for all users on your machine, do:

pip install scikits.bootstrap
On Linux, do sudo pip install scikits.bootstrap.

If you don't yet have the pip tool, you can get it following these instructions.

This package was discovered in PyPI.