The TREE Procedure

Missing Values

An observation with a missing value for the NAME statement variable is omitted from processing. If the PARENT statement variable has a missing value but the NAME statement variable is present, the observation is treated as the root of a tree. A data set can contain several roots and, hence, several trees.

Missing values of the HEIGHT variable are set to upper or lower bounds determined from the nonmissing values under the assumption that the heights are monotonic with respect to the tree structure.

Missing values of the FREQ variable are inferred from nonmissing values where possible; otherwise, they are treated as zero.