What is the bootstrap method?
Bootstrapping allows assigning measures of accuracy (defined in terms of bias, variance, confidence intervals, prediction error or some other such measure) to sample estimates. This technique allows estimation of the sampling distribution of almost any statistic using random sampling methods.
–verb (used with object) 6. to help (oneself) without the aid of others: She spent years bootstrapping herself through college. It likely derives from the idiom pull oneself up by one's bootstraps, which is a metaphor for succeeding in something using only your own resources.
- The Bootstrap Protocol (BOOTP) is a computer networking protocol used in Internet Protocol networks to automatically assign an IP address to network devices from a configuration server. The BOOTP was originally defined in RFC 951.
- Bootstrap loader. Alternatively referred to as bootstrapping, bootloader, or boot program, a bootstrap loader is a program that resides in the computer's EPROM, ROM, or other non-volatile memory. It is automatically executed by the processor when turning on the computer.
- The operating system is loaded through a bootstrapping process, more succinctly known as booting. A boot loader is a program whose task is to load a bigger program, such as the operating system. When you turn on a computer, its memory is usually uninitialized. Hence, there is nothing to run.
- Inline forms. Use the .form-inline class to display a series of labels, form controls, and buttons on a single horizontal row. Form controls within inline forms vary slightly from their default states.
- Bootstrapping in business means starting a business without external help or capital. Such startups fund the development of their company through internal cash flow and are cautious with their expenses. Generally at the start of a venture, a small amount of money will be set aside for the bootstrap process.
- In computer science, bootstrapping is the technique for producing a self-compiling compiler — that is, compiler (or assembler) written in the source programming language that it intends to compile.
Updated: 2nd October 2019