haven't been feeling smart lately and this is probably the most trivial question ever but I really need to know. I'm trying to point estimate some population parameters. I sampled from 1000 randomly generated bootstrapped samples of 130000 observations and saved the frequency & percentile of each class of a categorical feature.

If I were take an average of the percentile or frequency, would that be a good way to estimate a proportion for the classes of a feature? I know this issue seems easy.... but please help me.

  • $\begingroup$ I don’t see how the central limit theorem is involved. $\endgroup$
    – Dave
    Jul 10, 2020 at 18:42
  • $\begingroup$ Well, I did perform bootstrapping and record the standard deviation 1000 times. The distribution of the data-set of STDs look normal so I thought I take the average to approximate the STD. $\endgroup$
    – Laurent
    Jul 11, 2020 at 16:50


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