Optimal Binning Missing Values

The Missing Values tab specifies whether missing values are handled using listwise or pairwise deletion. User-missing values are always treated as invalid. When recoding the original variable values into a new variable, user-missing values are converted to system-missing.

  • Pairwise. This option operates on each guide and binning input variable pair. The procedure will make use of all cases with nonmissing values on the guide and binning input variable.
  • Listwise This option operates across all variables specified on the Variables tab. If any variable is missing for a case, the entire case is excluded.

How to specify missing values for optimal binning

  1. From the menus choose:

    Transform > Optimal Binning...

  2. In the Optimal Binning dialog box, click Missing Values.