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Re: [govtrack] inconsistent data around Rep. Donna Christian-Green

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  • Ilan Rabinovitch
    Thank you for the clarification, and the updates.
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 5, 2009
      Thank you for the clarification, and the updates.

      On 6/5/09 7:19 AM, Josh Tauberer wrote:
      > No, just the two deleted files are not updated.
      >
      > Only the 111/repstats directory is an updated repstats directory. They
      > are 'archival' after each two year session. The current people.xml is
      > 111/repstats/people.xml.
      >
      > - Josh Tauberer
      > - GovTrack.us
      >
      > http://razor.occams.info
      >
      > "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
      > falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
      > Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
      >
      > On 06/03/2009 04:39 PM, Ilan Rabinovitch wrote:
      >
      >> Ah good to know. I didn't realize repstats was no longer being updated.
      >> I will update my processes accordingly. Is there a new equivalent to
      >> repstats/people.xml ?
      >>
      >>
      >> Thanks,
      >> Ilan
      >>
      >>
      >> On 6/2/09 4:28 AM, Josh Tauberer wrote:
      >>
      >>> Ah!
      >>>
      >>> I've already fixed this problem at some point in the past, fortunately.
      >>> The ids appear in the repstats files because they were not updated
      >>> whenever I fixed the problem because I discontinued writing those files.
      >>> Hopefully no other files, and especially no primary data files, have the
      >>> mistaken ID.
      >>>
      >>> My solution is to delete those repstats files. Those statistics are no
      >>> longer supported.
      >>>
      >>> - Josh Tauberer
      >>> - GovTrack.us
      >>>
      >>> http://razor.occams.info
      >>>
      >>> "Yields falsehood when preceded by its quotation! Yields
      >>> falsehood when preceded by its quotation!" Achilles to
      >>> Tortoise (in "Godel, Escher, Bach" by Douglas Hofstadter)
      >>>
      >>> On 05/31/2009 06:23 PM, Ilan Rabinovitch wrote:
      >>>
      >>>
      >>>> Hello,
      >>>>
      >>>> I noticed today that the ids and data for Rep. Donna Christensen (aka
      >>>> Donna Christian-Green ?) appears to be inconsistent, and thought the
      >>>> list might be interested in knowing about it.
      >>>>
      >>>> Rep Christensen (US Virgin Islands Delegate) appears to have 2 govtrack
      >>>> ids depending on which sessions and data files are looked at. I'm
      >>>> guessing this is because some of the data around the 109th session has
      >>>> her listed as Donna Christian-Green where as other sessions appear to
      >>>> show Donna M. Christensenan. OpenCongress also suggests a 3rd name
      >>>> which I luckily haven't found in the govtrack data: Donna M.
      >>>> Christian-Christensen or Donna Marie Christian-Christensen. The story
      >>>> appears to be that she briefly served as Rep. Donna Christian-Green
      >>>> during the 105th congress. (see:
      >>>> http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Donna_Christensen or
      >>>> http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=C000380 or
      >>>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donna_Christensen ). Curious why this
      >>>> name change only impacted the 109th Congress' data though.
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> In any case, Should these 2 ids be merged?
      >>>>
      >>>> Sessions 103-110:
      >>>> govtrack_id: 400073
      >>>> Name: Donna M. Christensen
      >>>>
      >>>> Session 109:
      >>>> govtrack_id: 402518
      >>>> Name: Donna Christian-Green
      >>>>
      >>>> govtrack_id (402518) returns an error:
      >>>> http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person_api.xpd?id=402518
      >>>>
      >>>> And only appears in some of the data for the 109th congress, namely:
      >>>> 109/repstats/speeches.xml:<representative id='402518' Name='Rep. Donna
      >>>> Christian-Green [D, VI-0]' Current='1' Speeches='0' WordsPerSpeech='0'
      >>>> stat-z='-0.138280786448612' />
      >>>> 109/repstats/verbosity.xml:<representative id='402518' Name='Rep. Donna
      >>>> Christian-Green [D, VI-0]' Current='1' Speeches='0' WordsPerSpeech='0'
      >>>> stat-z='-0.18032984113136' />
      >>>> 109/repstats/topcontrib.xml:<representative id='402518' Name='Rep. Donna
      >>>> Christian-Green [D, VI-0]' Current='1' TopContribution='' stat-z='' />
      >>>>
      >>>>
      >>>> Regards,
      >>>> Ilan
      >>>>
      >>>>
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