Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R


Chapter 6: Analyzing Legislative Roll Call (Binary Choice) Data


alpha-NOMINATE

Package source: anominate_0.01.tar.gz

MacOS X binary: anominate_0.01.tgz

Windows binary: anominate_0.01.zip

Royce Carroll, Jeffrey B. Lewis, James Lo, Keith T. Poole, and Howard Rosenthal. 2013. "The Structure of Utility in Spatial Models of Voting." American Journal of Political Science 57(4): 1008-1028.

Code Files:



dwnominate_polarization.r: Reads DW-NOMINATE data and graphs density plot of congressional parties over time.

Dataset: HL01111E21_PRES.dat



wnominate_hou108.r: Runs W-NOMINATE on 108th US House; plots legislator coordinates and specific roll call vote.

Dataset: hou108kh.ord



wnominate_hou108_Coombs_mesh.r: Runs W-NOMINATE on 108th US House; plots Coombs mesh and cutting line angles.

Dataset: hou108kh.ord



wnominate_ep1.r: Runs W-NOMINATE on First European Parliament; generates standard errors using the parametric bootstrap.

Dataset: rcv_ep1.Rda



anominate_sen111.r: Runs alpha-NOMINATE on 111th US Senate.



bayesirt_SupCourt2000.r: Runs Bayesian IRT on the 2000 Term of the US Supreme Court using the "MCMCirt1d" function in the MCMCpack package.



bayesirt_SupCourt2000_pscl.r: Runs Bayesian IRT on the 2000 Term of the US Supreme Court using the "ideal" function in the pscl package.



bayesirt_SupCourt2000_multchains.r: Runs Bayesian IRT on the 2000 Term of the US Supreme Court using the "MCMCirt1d" function in the MCMCpack package (with multiple chains).



bayesirt_SupCourt2000_multchains_pscl.r: Runs Bayesian IRT on the 2000 Term of the US Supreme Court using the "ideal" function in the pscl package (with multiple chains).



bayesirt_sen100.r: Runs Bayesian IRT on the 100th US Senate using the "MCMCirt1d" function in the MCMCpack package; plots specific roll call vote.

Dataset: sen100kh.ord



bayesirt_multidimensional_sen89.r: Runs multidimensional Bayesian IRT on the 89th US Senate using the "MCMCirtKd" function in the MCMCpack package.

Dataset: sen89kh.ord



bayesirt_multidimensional_sen89_pscl.r: Runs multidimensional Bayesian IRT on the 89th US Senate using the "ideal" function in the pscl package.

Dataset: sen89kh.ord



oc_FrenchFourthRepublic.r: Runs Optimal Classification on the National Assembly of the French Fourth Republic; plots specific roll call vote.

Dataset: france4.Rda



oc_ANES2008_thermometers.r: Runs Optimal Classification on the 2008 American National Election study feeling thermometers.

Dataset: candidatetherms2008.Rda

Dataset: presvote2008.Rda

binary.comparisons function: binary.comparisons.r



oc_wnom_FrenchFourthRepublic.r: Runs Optimal Classification and W-NOMINATE on the National Assembly of the French Fourth Republic; performs Procrustes rotation.

Dataset: france4.Rda



comparison_ideal_points.r: Compares ideal point estimates of members of the 111th Senate from Bayesian IRT, W-NOMINATE, alpha-NOMINATE, and Optimal Classification.

Dataset: sen111kh.ord





Data for Exercises:



sen104kh.ord: 104th Senate roll call voting data

rcv_ep4.Rda: Fourth European Parliament roll call voting data

CASEN.19931994.Rda: 1993-1994 session of the California State Senate roll call voting data



Book Chapters

Analyzing Spatial Models of Choice and Judgment with R
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: The Basics of R
Chapter 3: Analyzing Issue Scales
Chapter 4: Analyzing Similarities and Dissimilarities Data
Chapter 5: Unfolding Analysis of Rank Order and Ratio Scale Data
Chapter 6: Analyzing Legislative Roll Call (Binary Choice) Data
Chapter 7: Advanced Topics



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