the Supreme Court Database
The following are programs files in SPSS and SAS with explanatory comments throughout. You can cut and paste the appropriate code directly to either SAS or SPSS. Program files for both statistical programs are also included. Aslo included are the Databook for the Supreme Court Database, as well as information on reliability and coputerized variables.
All instructions assume that users are utilizing SAS or SPSS on a Microsoft Windows based system. If the user is on any other platform (UNIX, Linux, OpenVMS, etc), please ask your system administrator for platform-specific methods.
The statistical files have comments throughout that are indicated by the following:
/* SAS files have explanatory comments bracketed between these character */For an explanation of individual variables and more detailed explanations of the purposes of the database, please refer to the Documentation.
Note: After you download the files, please be the SAS file is named "sctsas.xpt" and the SPSS file is named "sctspss.por" (This should occur automatically when the file is extracted.)