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|Table of Contents Univariate Data Measures of Location Mode|
|See also: median, mean|
The mode is the value which is most frequent in the data set. The mode is only of interest for large data sets, since the mode may be meaningless for a small sample.
The relative position of the mode, the median, and the mean provides
an indication of the skewness of a distribution.
Click on the figure above to see an example of differently skewed distributions.
Last Update: 2005-Jul-16