House of Representatives Voting Data

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Description

Voting results for 15 congressmen from New Jersey.

Usage

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data("voting")

Format

A 15 times 15 matrix.

Details

Romesburg (1984) gives a set of data that shows the number of times 15 congressmen from New Jersey voted differently in the House of Representatives on 19 environmental bills. Abstentions are not recorded.

Source

H. C. Romesburg (1984), Cluster Analysis for Researchers. Lifetime Learning Publications, Belmont, Canada.

Examples

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  data("voting", package = "HSAUR3")
  require("MASS")
  voting_mds <- isoMDS(voting)
  plot(voting_mds$points[,1], voting_mds$points[,2],
       type = "n", xlab = "Coordinate 1", ylab = "Coordinate 2",
       xlim = range(voting_mds$points[,1])*1.2)
  text(voting_mds$points[,1], voting_mds$points[,2], 
       labels = colnames(voting))
  voting_sh <- Shepard(voting[lower.tri(voting)], voting_mds$points)

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