1984 United Stated Congressional Voting Records; Classify as Republican or Democrat.
X is a data frame with 434 congress members and 16 attributes: 16 key
votes identified by the Congressional Quarterly Almanac (CQA). All
attributes are binary values, with
1= yes and
y consists factors which denotes whether the congress member is a
Republican or a
The training set
voting.tr contains a randomly selected set of 300
voting.te contains the remaining 134 subjects.
voting contains all 434 objects.
This data set includes votes for each of the U.S. House of Representatives Congressmen on the 16 key votes identified by the CQA. The CQA lists nine different types of votes: voted for, paired for, and announced for (these three simplified to yea), voted against, paired against, and announced against (these three simplified to nay), voted present, voted present to avoid conflict of interest, and did not vote or otherwise make a position known (these three simplified to an unknown disposition).
Chih-Chung Chang and Chih-Jen Lin, LIBSVM : a library for support vector machines, 2001. Software available at http://www.csie.ntu.edu.tw/~cjlin/libsvm.
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