Forward or backward fill missing values

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Forward or backward fill missing values

I'm trying to fill missing values in a sorted set.  So if the previous observation is 1 and the next is NULL then it should be 1.  Basically I'm trying to replicated the functionality of pandas.DataFrame.fillna(method='ffill').

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‎01-16-2018 11:28 AM
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Re: Forward or backward fill missing values

Posted in reply to tomcmacdonald

here is a demo:

``````data have;
do n=1 to 10;
if n in (1,4,7) then k=1;
else k=.;
output;
end;
run;

data want;
set have;
retain _k;
if not missing(k) then _k=k;
else if missing(k) then k=_k;
drop _k;
run;``````

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‎01-16-2018 11:28 AM
PROC Star
Posts: 1,570

Re: Forward or backward fill missing values

Posted in reply to tomcmacdonald

here is a demo:

``````data have;
do n=1 to 10;
if n in (1,4,7) then k=1;
else k=.;
output;
end;
run;

data want;
set have;
retain _k;
if not missing(k) then _k=k;
else if missing(k) then k=_k;
drop _k;
run;``````
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