Data For Friends


Telegraph Keys for Friends


POWERPOINT AND QUICKTIME MOVIE FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO (1 May 2016)
Polarization Talk for the University of Chicago (PPT)
hs01-113_dwnominate_2015.mov


PAPER AND POWERPOINT FOR MIDWEST MEETINGS (5 April 2016)
Alpha-NOMINATE in More Than One Dimension
Multidimensional_alpha-NOMINATE.ppt


MASTER VOTE AND NAME FILES THROUGH THE FIRST SESSION OF THE 114th CONGRESS (10 February 2016)
H01114_DECEMBER_2015.VOT -- House Roll Call Votes all Members 1789 - 2015, 38,776 Records
H01114NW_DECEMBER_2015.TXT -- House Names File 1789 - 2015, 38,776 Records
S01114_DECEMBER_2015.VOT -- Senate Roll Call Votes all Members 1789 - 2015, 9,514 Records
S01114NW_DECEMBER_2015.TXT -- Senate Names File 1789 - 2015, 9,514 Records


PRELIMINARY DW-NOMINATE SCORES FOR THE HOUSE AND SENATE (15 January 2016)
For the House two-dimensional dynamic scaling the correct classification was 87.87% with an APRE of 0.6419 and a geometric mean probability of 0.7626. The second dimension weight is 0.3988 and Beta (1/sigma) of 7.7331. Because DW-NOMINATE uses a weighted Euclidean Metric always use the second dimension weight if you are doing graphs or other calculations.

For the Senate two-dimensional dynamic scaling the correct classification was 86.18% with an APRE of 0.5926 and a geometric mean probability of 0.7449. The Second dimension weight is 0.5663 and Beta is 10.2331.
The format of the legislator files is:

 1.  Congress Number
 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.
 4.  Congressional District Number (0 if Senate or President)
 5.  State Name
 6.  Party Code:  100 = Dem., 200 = Repub. (See PARTY3.DAT)
 7.  Name
 8.  1st Dimension Coordinate
 9.  2nd Dimension Coordinate
10.  Log-Likelihood
11.  Number of Votes
12.  Number of Classification Errors
13.  Geometric Mean Probability

The format of the roll call files is:

 1.  Congress 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  --
Legislator Estimates 1st to 114th House (2015) (Text File, 37,956, 29 January 2016)
Roll Call Estimates 1st to 114th House (2015) (Text File, 54,232, 29 January 2016)

Legislator Estimates 1st to 114th Senate (2015) (Text File, 9,163, 29 January 2016)
Roll Call Estimates 1st to 114th Senate (2015) (Text File, 49,615, 29 January 2016)


BOOTSTRAP TRIALS FOR THE HOUSE -- STARTING COORDINATES AND FINAL COORDINATES (15 September 2015)
The format of the House 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 0.3988)

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 0.3988)
 7.  Midpoint on 2nd Dimension  --  (Use 2nd dimension Weight of 0.3988)

HOUSE_BOOTSTRAP_TRIALS_2015.DAT (9,380,250 Records) -- Representative Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (605 Meg).
HOUSE_BOOTSTRAP_STARTS_2015.DAT (9,380,250 Records) -- Representative Starting Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (568 Meg).
HOUSE_BOOTSTRAP_TRIALS_Z_2015.DAT (13,382,500 Records) -- Roll Call Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (706 Meg).



BOOTSTRAP TRIALS FOR THE COMMON SPACE JOINT HOUSE-SENATE SCALING -- STARTING COORDINATES AND FINAL COORDINATES (2 September 2015)
The format of the Senator and Represenative 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 0.4113)

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 0.4113)
 7.  Midpoint on 2nd Dimension  --  (Use 2nd dimension Weight of 0.4113)

HOUSEANDSENATE_BOOTSTRAP_TRIALS_2015.DAT (11,626,500 Records) -- Senator Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (749 Meg).
HOUSEANDSENATE_BOOTSTRAP_STARTS_2015.DAT (11,626,500 Records) -- Senator Starting Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (749 Meg).
HOUSEANDSENATE_BOOTSTRAP_TRIALS_Z_2015.DAT (25,701,500 Records) -- Roll Call Coordinates for 250 Bootstrap Trials (1,380 Meg).



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:
      ELEC2004_ONLY_10.DAT -- Output File of the 10 Common thermometers from the 2004 NES Survery
      ANNENBERG_ONLY_10.DAT -- Output File of the 10 Common thermometers from the 2004 Annenberg Survery --
      BUSH , KERRY , CHENEY , EDWARDS, NADER , ASHCROFT, LBUSH, BCLINTON, HCLINTON, MCCAIN
  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:
      ROSETTA.DAT -- Output File of the ID Number from Annenberg and the dual 4-digit ID Numbers from the NES of the matched respondents (n=61,980)
      MARISSA_MATCH.DAT -- Diagnostic File that writes 6 records for every match (n=371,880). The first record shows the Annenber ID number (1100200011 below) and the 10 Thermometers (ignore the block of numbers after the 10 thermometers). The next 5 records show the NES records that best match. The column of "4"s show that the Annenberg respondent only had 4 of the 10 thermometers and then the number after that is the match value (e.g., (15+10)/4=6.25)
          0.0599               1100200011   0 70 80888888888888100888888                  100888888888888
          0.0001    4    6.2500   226 290  15 70 70 70 15  0888100 70 60      1   85.0000  15 50 85 85 60
          0.0000    4    7.5000   483 258   0 70 50 85777777 50100 60 50      1   50.0000  50 70 85 85 70
          0.0001    4    7.5000   9191047   0 70 50 50 60 50 50100 85 50      1   40.0000  60 70 50 70 60
          0.0001    4    8.7500    29 526   0 70 60888 40 50 40 85 85888      1   15.0000  85 60 85 70 60
          0.0001    4    9.5000   126 961   0 85 88 70777 40 40 85 85 40      1   15.0000  85 70 60 85 85
      Consequently, the first record in ROSETTA.DAT is: 1100200011 226 290

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.