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Cutting Line Angle Files for House and Senate

Updated 30 May 2015

Below are files containing the cutting line angle in degrees tacked onto the end of the House and Senate DW-NOMINATE roll call output files (see the DW-NOMINATE Data Page for a description of these files). The format of the cutting line angle files is:

1.  Congress Number
2.  Roll Call Number
3.  "H" if House, "S" if Senate
4.  Number of Yeas
5.  Number of Nays
6.  Month of Roll Call
7.  Day of Roll Call
8.  Year of Roll Call
9.  Number Correctly Classified
10.  Predicted Yea/Actual Yea
11.  Predicted Yea/Actual Nay
12.  Predicted Nay/Actual Yea
13.  Predicted Nay/Actual Nay
14.  Proportion Correctly Classified (#9 divided by #4 + #5)
15.  Proportional Reduction in Error (PRE) -- (Min. on RC - Error)/Min. on RC
16.  Geometric Mean Probability
17.  Spread on 1st Dimension    -- if the roll call was not scaled, there
18.  Midpoint on 1st Dimension  -- are 0.000's in all four fields
19.  Spread on 2nd Dimension    --
20.  Midpoint on 2nd Dimension  --
21.  Cutting Line Angle in Degrees -- 90.0 - -90.0 degrees

HC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.DAT -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Houses (Text File, 53,530 lines)
HC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.DTA -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Houses (STATA 14 File, 53,530 lines)
HC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES_12.DTA -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Houses (STATA 12 File, 53,530 lines)
HC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.WF1 -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Houses (Eviews 9 File, 53,530 lines)
HC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.XLSX -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Houses (Excel File, 53,530 lines)
SC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.DAT -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Senates (Text File, 49,276 lines)
SC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.DTA -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Senates (STATA 14 File, 49,276 lines)
SC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES_12.DTA -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Senates (STATA 12 File, 49,276 lines)
SC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.WF1 -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Senates (Eviews 9 File, 49,276 lines)
SC01113_CUT33_PRE_DATES.XLSX -- Roll Call Estimates and cutting line angles 1st to 113th Senates (Excel File, 49,276 lines)

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