Sample Mode Calculator


Instructions: Use this Mode Calculator to get the mode (the most frequent value) from a sample provided in the form below. The sample needs to be comma or space separated:

X values (comma or space separated) =
Name of the random variable (Optional)

Sample Mode Calculator

The mode is a very useful measure of Central Tendency. It belongs to the same category as the mean and median in the sense that it is one of the most popular measures of central tendency.

Unlike the mean and median, the mode can be used as a central tendency measure for all four levels of measurement (nominal, ordinal, scale and ratio), which makes it very versatile, and it is one of the only options of a central tendency measure for categorical variables

Definition and Examples of Mode

The mode is simply defined as the most frequently repeated number in a sample. For example, consider the sample: 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8.

The mode of that sample is 3, because 3 is the most repeated value. Indeed, the value 3 appears four times in the sample, more than any other number

Bimodal Samples

One disadvantage of the mode is that it may not be unique. For example, if we have the sample 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7, 7, 8, we can see that the value 2 appears four times, and the value 3 appears four times. These are the most frequent values. Therefore, the modes are 2 and 3. In this case, the sample is said to be bimodal.




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