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MODE

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Returns the most frequently occurring, or repetitive, value in the argument list. Like MEDIAN, MODE is a location measure.

Syntax

MODE ( number1 ,number2, ...)

Number1, number2, ... are 1 to 30 arguments for which you want to calculate the mode.

Remarks

  • The arguments should be numbers or column references that contain numbers.

  • If a column reference argument contains text, logical values, or is empty, those values are ignored; however, arguments with the value zero are included.

  • If the data set contains no duplicate data points, MODE returns the #N/A error value.

In a set of values, the mode is the most frequently occurring value; the median is the middle value; and the mean is the average value. No single measure of central tendency provides a complete picture of the data. Suppose data is clustered in three areas, half around a single low value, and half around two large values. Both AVERAGE and MEDIAN may return a value in the relatively empty middle, and MODE may return the dominant low value.

Example

Col1

Col2

Col3

Col4

Col5

Col6

Formula

Description (Result)

5.6

4

4

3

2

4

=MODE([Col1], [Col2], [Col3], [Col4], [Col5], [Col6])

Mode, or most frequently occurring number (4)

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