The SIMILARITY Procedure

Zero Value Interpretation

When querying certain databases for time-stamped data based on a particular time range, time periods that contain no data are sometimes assigned zero values. For certain analyses, it is more desirable to assign these values to missing. Often, these beginning or ending zero values need to be interpreted as missing values. The ZEROMISS= option in the ID, INPUT, or TARGET statement specifies that the beginning, ending, or both the beginning and ending values are to be interpreted as zero values.