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 M - Mode

 

Mode: In statistics: The most frequent in one's sample or population.

Note this is a kind of average, and differs from the mean in that the mode is always in the sample or population, which is not necessarily true of the mean. Thus, the mode of {5,5,2} is 5 but the mean of the same collection is 4.

 


See: Statistics


Literature:

Kendall & Stuart

 Original: Aug 23, 2004                                                Last edited: 25 February 2007.   Top