Statistics - Mode (Majority, Peak) (flatness, pointiness or modality)

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1 - About

The mode is a measure of center. It's the score that occurs most often.

Mode can be used for nominal variables (that's not true for Mean and Median).

Graphically, the peak of a histogram is the mode.


  • for a (discrete|nominal) random variable means the majority value. (ie the value with highest probability (the location at which the probability mass function has its peak);
  • for a continuous random variable, the location at which the probability density function has its peak.

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