[R] Design of a survey using the "survey" package
Tobias Verbeke
tobias.verbeke at gmail.com
Sun Mar 28 14:32:07 CEST 2010
Tom La Bone wrote:
> I have looked through the new "Complex Surveys" book and the documentation
> for the "survey" package and it appears to me that there are no functions in
> "survey" that help one to design a sampling scheme. For example, in the book
> section 2.8 discusses the design of stratified samples, but there is no
> mention of any functions in the "survey" package that implement the
> discussed strategies. So, am I missing something obvious here or is the
> "survey" package meant only for analyzing survey data once you have it in
> hand?
Yes.
> packageDescription("survey")
Package: survey
Title: analysis of complex survey samples
[...]
For drawing samples, see e.g. the sampling package:
http://cran.r-project.org/web/packages/sampling/index.html
HTH,
Tobias
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