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BOOTSTRAP TRIALS FOR THE SENATE -- STARTING COORDINATES AND FINAL COORDINATES (8 August 2015)
The format of the Senator Coordinate Starting Coordinates and Final Coordinates files is:

 1.  Bootstrap Trial Number
 2.  Congress Number
 3.  ICPSR ID Number:  5 digit code assigned by the ICPSR as 
                       corrected by Howard Rosenthal and myself.
 4.  State Code:  2 digit ICPSR State Code.
 5.  Congressional District Number (0 if Senate)
 6.  State Name
 7.  Party Code:  100 = Dem., 200 = Repub. (See PARTY3.DAT for a full set of codes of minor and historical parties)
 8.  Name
 9.  1st Dimension Coordinate
10.  2nd Dimension Coordinate (Use 2nd dimension Weight of 0.5638)

The format of the Roll Call Final Coordinates file is:

 1.  Bootstrap Trial
 2.  Congress Number
 3.  Roll Call Number
 4.  Spread on 1st Dimension    -- if the roll call was not scaled, there
 5.  Midpoint on 1st Dimension  -- are 0.000's in all four fields 
 6.  Spread on 2nd Dimension    --  (Use 2nd dimension Weight of 0.5638)
 7.  Midpoint on 2nd Dimension  --  (Use 2nd dimension Weight of 0.5638)

SENATE_BOOTSTRAP_TRIALS_2015.DAT (2,265,750 Records) -- Senator Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (146 Meg).
SENATE_BOOTSTRAP_STARTS_2015.DAT (2,265,750 Records) -- Senator Starting Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (146 Meg).
SENATE_BOOTSTRAP_TRIALS_Z_2015.DAT (12,319,000 Records) -- Roll Call Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (662 Meg).


DW-NOMINATE APPLIED TO FIRST SIX SESSIONS OF THE EU PARLIAMENT

In the EU scaling, the second dimension weight is 0.6764 and the Beta parameter (proportional to 1/s where s is the standard deviation of the error) is 5.2268. The correct classification was 89.44 percent with an APRE of 0.5715 and a geometric mean probability of 0.7718. The format of the legislator files is:

 1.  EU Session Number
 2.  ID Number
 3.  Name
 4.  Party Code 1
 5.  Party Code 2
 6   Party Code 3
 7.  1st Dimension Coordinate
 8.  2nd Dimension Coordinate
 9.  Log-Likelihood
10.  Number of Votes
11.  Number of Classification Errors
12.  Geometric Mean Probability

The format of the roll call files is:

 1.  EU Session Number
 2.  Roll Call Number
 3.  Spread on 1st Dimension    -- if the roll call was not scaled, there
 4.  Midpoint on 1st Dimension  -- are 0.000's in all four fields 
 5.  Spread on 2nd Dimension    --
 6.  Midpoint on 2nd Dimension  --

EU_HC0106A20.DAT -- Roll Call Output File for EU Scaling Sessions 1 - 6, 21,438 Records
EU_HL0106A20.DAT -- Legislator Output File for EU Scaling Sessions 1 - 6, 4,029 Records
EU0106_STACKED.ORD -- Master Roll Call File Stacked EU 1 - 6, 4,139 Records


OLD VOTEVIEW FOR WINDOWS SOFTWARE (c. 2003)
voteview_303b_setup.exe -- Self Extracting file that sets up the software
libtiff.dll -- DLL that the program uses
Houses.zip -- House files for Voteview
Senates.zip -- Senate files for Voteview

OLD WEBPAGE INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLING VOTEVIEW

1. Download "voteview_303c_setup.exe" and libtiff.dll. Depending upon your version of WINDOWS, Libtiff.dll
may be missing in your operating system. Place Libtiff.dll in the directory:

C:\WINDOWS\System32

or any other directory in your path statement.

2. Download "Houses.zip" and "Senates.zip".

3. Click on voteview_303_setup.exe" and it will self extract the setup files.

4. Click on "setup.exe" to start the installation process.

5. Unzip the House data files to the "House" subdirectory of wherever you installed Voteview. (eg, "c:\Program Files\Voteview for Windows\House\")

6. Unzip the Senate data files to the "Senate" subdirectory of wherever you installed Voteview. (eg, "c:\Program Files\Voteview for Windows\Senate\")

7. Click on the Voteview for Windows icon through the Start menu to run Voteview.


STAND-ALONE CONSTANT-SPACE DW-NOMINATE
DW-PRAXIS_iMAC.F95 -- iMAC (Linux) version of the Stand-Alone Constant-Space DW-NOMINATE Program
DW-PRAXIS.F95 -- WINDOWS version of the Stand-Alone Constant-Space DW-NOMINATE Program
HANDSC01113C20.DAT -- Roll Call Output File for Common-Space Scaling Congresses 1 - 113
HANDSL01113C20.DAT -- Legislator Output File for Common-Space Scaling Congresses 1 - 113
HS01113_FINAL_2014.VOT -- Master Roll Call File Stacked House-Senate Congresses 1 - 113
H114_SORT.ORD -- House Votes in the 114th House in sorted order (state, district). Current as of 13 May 2015.
S114_SORT.ORD -- Senate Votes in the 114th Senate in sorted order by state. Current as of 13 May 2015.
HS01114_BEGIN_2015.VOT -- Stacked Roll Call File House-Senate Congresses 1 - 114. Current as of 13 May 2015.


ZIP FILES TO BUILD MIRROR OF VOTEVIEW DATA DOWNLOAD
VOTEVIEW_DOWNLOAD_PAGES.ZIP -- The *.HTM pages for downloading data and software
VOTEVIEW_FTPROOT_MAIN_DIRECTORY.ZIP -- Main FTP directory on Voteview.com
VOTEVIEW_FTPROOT_WF1.ZIP -- WF1 directory on Voteview.com
VOTEVIEW_DTL_DIRECTORY.ZIP -- DTL directory on Voteview.com
DTAORD.ZIP -- DTAORD directory on Voteview.com
JUNKORD.ZIP -- JUNKORD directory on Voteview.com

LARGE W-NOMINATE PARAMETRIC BOOTSTRAP PROGRAM
WNOMJLEWIS_REALLY_BIG_NO_OC.FOR -- Large W-NOMINATE FORTRAN Parametric Bootstrap program dimensioned for 1,799 Legislators and 15,599 Roll Calls
University of Michigan Conference (25 October 2012, Revised 24 January 2013)
PowerPoint Presentation

LEGACY COMMON SPACE SCORES (8 August 2012)
The format for Common Space Scores is:

          1.  Congress Number 75 - 111
          2.  ICPSR ID Number:  5 digit code assigned by the ICPSR as 
                                corrected by Howard Rosenthal and myself.
          3.  State Code:  2 digit ICPSR State Code (99 if President)
          4.  Congress District Number (Senate and President = 0)
          5.  Name of State
          6.  Party Code:  100 = Dem., 200 = Repub. (See PARTY3.HTM)
          7.  Name
          8.  1st Dimension Coordinate
          9.  2nd Dimension Coordinate
         10.  Indicator For Chamber
                            0 = House
                            1 = Senate
                            2 = President (83 - 111)
Congresses 75 - 111
Common Space Scores (Text File)
Common Space Scores (Excel File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 8 File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 7 File)

Congresses 75 - 110
Common Space Scores (Text File)
Common Space Scores (Excel File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 8 File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 7 File)

Congresses 75 - 109
Common Space Scores (Text File)
Common Space Scores (Excel File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 8 File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 7 File)

Congresses 75 - 108
Common Space Scores (Text File)
Common Space Scores (Excel File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 8 File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 7 File)

Congresses 75 - 107
Common Space Scores (Text File)
Common Space Scores (Excel File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 7 File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 6 File)

Congresses 75 - 106
Common Space Scores (Text File)
Common Space Scores (Excel File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 7 File)
Common Space Scores (Stata 6 File)

ABRAJANO-POOLE Method of Linking Surveys Using Affective “Signatures” -- (25 September 2011)
  1. FIX_10.FOR -- FORTRAN program that reads Thermometers from the 2004 NES file and the Annenberg 2004 Election File and writes the ten common thermometers to disk. The program reads:
    The program writes these files:
  2. MATCH_RESP_2008.FOR -- FORTRAN program that reads ELEC2004_ONLY_10.DAT and ANNENBERG_ONLY_10.DAT and finds the Respondent in the 2004 NES that has the closest match (at least 4 common thermometers, mean of absolute differences) to the Respondent in the 2004 Annenberg survey.
    The program writes these files:

DW-NOMINATE OUTPUT BY CLAUSEN CODES -- (updated, 28 November 2010)
HL01111_CLAUSEN.DTA -- Stata File, Legislator Coordinates House, All Votes, Category 5, Categories 1,2,3,4,6
SL01111_CLAUSEN.DTA -- Stata File, Legislator Coordinates Senate, All Votes, Category 5, Categories 1,2,3,4,6

MAJORITY PARTY ROLLS -- HOUSE 83-108 (11 June 2010)
The following file shows every roll call in the House where a majority of the minority party voted with a minority of the majority party to pass a motion (bills, amendments, etc.). Final passage votes are denoted with an "F". Those votes where the Majority leader voted on the winning side against the majority of his own party are denoted with an "L". Hence, an "FL" is a case where the Majority leader votes with the winning side on a final passage vote but a majority of his own party votes against passage. The format is:
 1.  Congress Number
 2.  Number of Roll Call -- Sequential 
 3.  CQ Number of Roll Call
 4.  Number Yeas
 5.  Number Nays
 6.  Month of Roll Call
 7.  Day of Roll Call
 8.  Year of Roll Call
 9.  Number Democrats Voting Yea
10.  Number Democrats Voting Nay
11.  Number Republicans Voting Yea
12.  Number Republicans Voting Nay
13.  Number Correctly Classified  (DW-NOMINATE)
14.  Predicted Yea/Actual Yea
15.  Predicted Yea/Actual Nay
16.  Predicted Nay/Actual Yea
17.  Predicted Nay/Actual Nay
18.  Final Passage Vote = F
19.  Majority Leader Voting With Majority = L
HOUSE_ROLLS_83-108.DAT -- 1,040 roll calls from the 83rd to the 108th Houses


OPTIMAL CLASSIFICATION PROGRAM FOR ANALYZING ROLL CALLS IN THE HOUSE AND SENATE SIMULTANEOUSLY
SUPEROC.FOR -- FORTRAN program that performs Optimal Classification on the House and Senate Simultaneously. Set up to do Congresses 1 - 111. See The Optimal Classification Scores Page for a description of the output files.
SUPERED.F95 -- FORTRAN 95 program that produces the starting values for SUPEROC.FOR. Set up to do Congresses 1 - 111. See The Optimal Classification Scores Page for a description of the output files.