manifestos: Spatial Modelling of Party Manifestos (and other political texts)

This package provides an MCEM algorithm to obtain maximum likelihood estimates of the parameters of a spatial model for the reconstruction of policy positions of political actors, such as parties, based on manifesto data or, more generally, based on multinomial counts. The package is available not (yet?) available from CRAN but only on GitHub.

Since the package requires a compiler for the installation from the source code you can find links for binary versions of the package in the Downloads section. If you nevertheless want to install the package from source, you can either use the code (if package devtools is installed)

library(devtools)
install_github("melff/iimm")

or the code (if package githubinstall is installed)

library(githubinstall)
githubinstall("iimm")