view() provides a generic interface to the GUI function
View() in base R and RStudio. It makes it possible to extend it to
data objects of the classes “data.set”,
“description”, and “importer”.
as_tibble() method for “data.set” objects allows to transfer these
objects more easiliy into the “tidyverse”, i.e. facilitates the use of
functions from these package ecosystem on data sets imported or created with
as_haven() function translates “data.set” objects into
“tibbles” objects with that extra information that the “haven” package adds to
“tibbles” imported with the help of that package. This should allow to view
and post-process data imported with memisc more or less the same way as if
the data were imported with “haven”.
A new release 0.99.17.1 of my package memisc has been published on CRAN. The new release has the following improvements:
mtable() results now include a legend for significance symbols.
codeplan() function creates a data frame that describes the
structure of an
"data.set" object. Such
“codeplans” can be used to copy the “item structure” or code plan from
one object to another.
An article entitled “Method Factors in Democracy Indicators” just has appeared in Politics and Governance. It analyses the degree to which democracy indicators are influenced by the orginisation that created them. It shows that the origin of indicators in particular affects the detection of change in regimes.
A handbook chapter on “Ideology and Electoral Choice” has appeared in The Routledge Handbook of Elections, Voting Behavior and Public Opinion.
It discusses various conceptions of ideology – from the history of ideas to (social) psychology and the empirical evidence about the influence of ideological orientations on voting behaviour.
The Sage Handbook of Electoral Behaviour, contains a contribution of the role of relgion in shaping electoral behaviour, authored by Sigrid Roßteutscher and me is now available from Sage Publications.
German Politics published an article with the title “Social Cleavages and Electoral Behaviour in Long-Term Perspective: Alignment without Mobilisation?” as part of a special issue of the German Bundestag election of 2013.