This data frame contains votes from the first three sessions of the United Nations. The same data can also be downloaded as a CSV file from www.voteview.com. The object of this data set is to provide an example of how one might use the W-NOMINATE package on a set of roll call votes not already stored in ORD format.
This data frame contains votes from the first three sessions of the United Nations. The first column are country names, while the second column indicates membership in the former Warsaw Pact (used as a 'party' variable). Yeas are coded 1, 2, and 3, nays are coded 4, 5, and 6, missing votes are coded 7, 8, and 9, and not being in the General Assembly is coded as a 0.
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Keith Poole. 2005. UN Vote Data.
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#The same data set can be obtained from downloading the UN.csv #file from www.voteview.com and reading it as follows: #UN<-read.csv("C:/UN.csv",header=FALSE,strip.white=TRUE) data(UN) UN<-as.matrix(UN) UN[1:5,1:6] UNnames<-UN[,1] legData<-matrix(UN[,2],length(UN[,2]),1) colnames(legData)<-"party" UN<-UN[,-c(1,2)] rc <- rollcall(UN, yea=c(1,2,3), nay=c(4,5,6), missing=c(7,8,9),notInLegis=0, legis.names=UNnames, legis.data=legData, desc="UN Votes", source="www.voteview.com") # Not run #result<-wnominate(rc,polarity=c(1,1)) #plot(result) #summary(result)
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