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FORMATS Command with Missing Values

  • 1.  FORMATS Command with Missing Values

    Posted Fri September 03, 2021 08:50 AM
    Hi all!

    When using the FORMATS command to set the variable weight for numeric variables, does it have to be large enough to include the total characters/digits in your missing values (e.g., f4.0 because my missing value of -999 has 4 characters/digits total)? Or do you not need to worry about missing values when using the FORMATS command?

    Thank you in advance to anyone who can help :).

    ~Diana

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    Diana Belliveau
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  • 2.  RE: FORMATS Command with Missing Values

    Posted Fri September 03, 2021 09:04 AM
    I assume that you mean width, not weight.

    FORMATS affect the variable value display, but it has nothing to do with missing values. The width setting has very little effect on the display, and it has no effect on the actual values.

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