Replication Page for "The Statistical Analysis of Judicial Decisions and Legal Rules with Classification Trees," forthcoming in the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies

Introduction

With the data and code described below, researchers can replicate the results.  Note that all the files referenced below, can be found in this zip file

Data

Note that both datasets are condensed versions of the original datasets. 

R Code for Analyses in Paper

There are three R scripts that were used in the paper:

Note that the trees that appear in the paper were constructed in Microsoft Word.  Code to generate the trees in R is given in each script.  Figures 4,6, and 8 were generated directly in R--the code for each can be found in the respective scripts.