rollcall object, 109th U.S. Senate (2005-06).

Description

A sample rollcall object, generated using a collection of the rollcalls of the 109th U.S. Senate (2005-2006).

Usage

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Format

A rollcall object containing the recorded votes of the 109th U.S. Senate, plus information identifying the legislators and the rollcalls.

Details

Note the coding scheme used by Poole and Rosenthal; Yea (1), Nay (6) etc.

Source

Keith Poole's web site: http://voteview.com/senate109.htm

Originally scraped from the Senate's web site by Jeff Lewis (UCLA).

Information identifying the votes is available at ftp://voteview.com/dtaord/s109desc_final.csv

Examples

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require(pscl)
data(s109)
is(s109,"rollcall")    ## TRUE
s109                   ## print method for class rollcall
summary(s109)          ## summary method
summary(s109,verbose=TRUE)
## Not run: 
## how s109 was created
require(pscl)
s109 <- readKH("ftp://voteview.com/dtaord/sen109kh.ord",
               desc="109th U.S. Senate",
               debug=TRUE)
url <- "ftp://voteview.com/dtaord/s109desc_final.csv"

s109$vote.data <- data.frame(read.csv(file=url,header=TRUE))
s109$vote.data$date <- as.Date(s109$vote.data$date,
                               format="
dimnames(s109$votes)[[2]] <- paste(s109$vote.data$session,
                                   s109$vote.data$number,sep="-")

## End(Not run)

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