Replace missing value by a fix number

Hi there,

I have a variable (delivery time) with several missing values. I was wondering if I could replace them by a fix number (e.g. 1000) and then bin the variable with the numeric binner (e.g. bin 1: age 12-20, bin 2: 20-50, bin 3: age 1000 [missing values] and then continue to work only with the grouped values. 

Will this methode distort the result?  


Best regards :)


Hi Jeanette,

of course this will distort the result. Your mean will be shifted. Every algorithm relying on the mean will have a different result.

For just plotting this replacement is ok.

Best, Iris