The SIMILARITY Procedure

Time Series Missing Value Trimming

In some instances, missing values should be interpreted as an unknown observation, but other times, missing values are known and should be interpreted as a zero value. This is the case when missing values are created from accumulation, and a missing observation should be interpreted as having no value (meaning a value of zero). In the former case, the SETMISSING=option in the ID, INPUT, or TARGET, statement can be used to interpret how missing observations should be treated. By default, missing values, at the beginning and ending of the data set, are trimmed from the data set prior to analysis. This can be performed using TRIMMISS=both.