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W-NOMINATE in R Software and Examples

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Royce Carroll, Jeff Lewis, James Lo, Keith Poole, and Howard Rosenthal

**Download wnominate: W-NOMINATE Roll Call Analysis Software for R**

Users of this package should cite: Poole, Keith, Jeffrey Lewis, James Lo, and Royce
Carroll. 2011. Â“Scaling Roll Call Votes with wnominate in R.Â” *Journal of Statistical Software* 42(14): 1Â–21

**wnominate_un_text_tabs.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE on a tab-delimited roll call matrix, writes the
legislator and roll call coordinates to disk, and makes a plot of the ideal points
of the legislators.****un3133.txt -- Roll Call matrix read by R program. United Nations Voting for Assemblies 31-33,
tab-delimited file.****wnominate_un_stata_file.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE on a Stata roll call matrix, writes the legislator
and roll call coordinates to disk, and makes a plot of the ideal points of the legislators.****un31-33.dta -- Roll Call matrix read by R program. United Nations Voting for Assemblies 31-33
in a STATA file.****wnominate_un_csv.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE on a comma-delimited roll call matrix, writes the
legislator and roll call coordinates to disk, and makes a plot of the ideal points
of the legislators.****UN.csv -- Roll Call matrix read by R program. United Nations Voting in comma delimited format
(example from Vignette).****wnominate_in_R_2010.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE on the 88**^{th} Senate -- SEN88KH.ORD, and writes the legislator and roll call coordinates to disk. Program uses Simon Jackman'spscl package function READKH(..) to read the roll call file.

wnominate_house_111_X_plot.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE, writes the legislator and roll call coordinates
to disk, and makes a plot of the ideal points of the legislators.**wnominate_senate_111_X_plot.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE, writes the legislator and roll call coordinates
to disk, and makes a plot of the ideal points of the legislators.****STEST.ORD -- Roll Call matrix read by R program (111**^{th} Senate through 4 December 2010)**wnominate_senate_111_bootstrap.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE and performs a parametric bootstrap analysis (501
trials) to obtain the standard deviations for the legislator coordinates. The program
writes the legislator and roll call coordinates to disk, and makes a plot of the ideal
points of the legislators showing the 2 standard deviation confidence ellipses around
the ideal points (if the correlation between the trials for the first and second dimension
is greater than 0.15 in absolute value, an ellipse is drawn -- otherwise a cross-hair
is drawn).****STEST_DEC_15.ORD -- Roll Call matrix read by R program (111**^{th} Senate through 15 December 2010)**wnominate_house_111_coombs_mesh.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE, writes the legislator and roll call coordinates
to disk, outputs the summary plot of the results (see vignette PDF above), and makes
a plot of the Coombs Mesh and a histogram of the cutting line angles. Program uses
HOU111KH.ORD.**

wnominate_senate_111_coombs_mesh.r -- R program that runs WNOMINATE, writes the legislator and roll call coordinates
to disk, outputs the summary plot of the results (see vignette PDF above), and makes
a plot of the Coombs Mesh and a histogram of the cutting line angles. Program uses
SENKH111.ORD.

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