"The word bootstrap hints at the saying ‘pull oneself up by ones bootsraps’, which is rather close to doing the impossible. This was perhaps what Bradley Efron felt he had brought about when introducing his new idea in the Annals of Mathematical Statistics, 1979."
Hjorth (1994)

"In statistics bootstrapping is a method for estimating the sampling distribution of an estimator by resampling with replacement from the original sample."
Wikipedia (2006)

Top 10 Publications

  1. FELSENSTEIN, J., 1985. Confidence Limits on Phylogenies: An Approach Using the Bootstrap. Evolution. [Cited by 9782] (434.09/year)
  2. EFRON, B., 1982. The jackknife, the bootstrap and other resampling plans. cambridge.org. [Cited by 2699] (105.70/year)
  3. EFRON, B. and R. TIBSHIRANI, 1993. An Introduction to the Bootstrap. books.google.com. [Cited by 9584] (659.41/year)
  4. EFRON, B., 1979. Bootstrap Methods: Another Look at the Jackknife. The Annals of Statistics. [Cited by 2970] (104.09/year)
  5. DAVISON, A.C. and D.V. HINKLEY, 1997. Bootstrap Methods and Their Application. books.google.com. [Cited by 1716] (162.90/year)
  6. HILLIS, D.M. and J.J. BULL, 1993. An Empirical Test of Bootstrapping as a Method for Assessing Confidence in Phylogenetic Analysis. Systematic Biology. [Cited by 1130] (77.75/year)
  7. MANLY, B.F.J., 2006. Randomization, Bootstrap And Monte Carlo Methods in Biology. books.google.com. [Cited by 1626] (1,059.81/year)
  8. KOHAVI, R., 1995. A study of cross-validation and bootstrap for accuracy estimation and model selection. Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Joint Conference …. [Cited by 854] (68.13/year)
  9. EFRON, B. and R. TIBSHIRANI, 1986. Bootstrap Methods for Standard Errors, Confidence Intervals, and Other Measures of Statistical …. Statistical Science. [Cited by 1185] (55.03/year)
  10. HALL, P.G., 1997. The Bootstrap and Edgeworth Expansion. books.google.com. [Cited by 1022] (97.02/year)