Computer Use and Compactness in Congressional and Legislative Redistricting 1990-2000 (ICPSR 1317)

Published: Nov 28, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
Micah Altman, Harvard University; Karin MacDonald, University of California-Berkeley; Michael McDonald, George Mason University

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01317.v1

Version V1

In order to study the use of computers in redistricting, in the fall of 2004 we surveyed redistricting authorities in all fifty states concerning their use of computers in the 1990 and 2000 rounds of redistricting. This dataset supplements our replication dataset for "Crayons to Computers," and adds the following variables:

  • Four variables representing the capabilities of the computer system used: soft_geographic_reports, soft_tabulation, soft_automated_redistricting, and soft_thematic_mapping
  • Two measures of plan compactness: compact_reock, compact_pa
  • One measure of competitiveness: competitiveness
  • Number of districts: number_districts

Altman, Micah, MacDonald, Karin, and McDonald, Michael. Computer Use and Compactness in Congressional and Legislative Redistricting 1990-2000. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR01317.v1

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