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UN {oc}

United Nations Vote Data
Package: 
oc
Version: 
0.93

Description

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.

Usage

data(UN)

Values

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.

See Also

'oc'.

Examples

#The same data set can be obtained from downloading the UN.csv
#file from <a href="http://www.voteview.com" title="www.voteview.com">www.voteview.com</a> 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")
 
result<-oc(rc,polarity=1,dims=1)
plot(result)
summary(result)

Author(s)

Keith Poole kpoole@uga.edu

Jeffrey Lewis jblewis@ucla.edu

James Lo lo@uni-mannheim.de

Royce Carroll rcarroll@ucsd.edu

Documentation reproduced from package oc, version 0.93. License: GPL-2