Documentation/Calc Functions/MODE

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Function name:

MODE

Category:

Statistical Analysis

Summary:

Finds the most common value in a data set. If there are several values with the same frequency, it returns the smallest value. An error occurs when no value appears more than once.

Syntax:

MODE(Number 1 [; Number 2 [; … [; Number 255]]])

Returns:

Returns a real number which is the most common value in the list of arguments.

Arguments:

Number 1, Number 2, … , Number 255 are numbers, references to cells or to cell ranges of numbers.

  • If any of the arguments contain text value being passed directly then the function returns a name(#NAME?) error and if with double quotes a simple error value(Err:504) is returned.
  • If a cell contains text, error value, or empty cells, then the function ignores these values. However, for logical values, TRUE is considered as 1 and FALSE as 0.
  • If a cell has 0 then the function includes it.

Additional details:

None

Examples:

Formula Description Returns
=MODE(A1:A10) where A1:A10 contains 1,2,3,2,4,1,3,5,6,3 The function returns the most common value amongst the passed arguments 3
=MODE(1,2,3,2,4,1,3) The function returns the most common value amongst the passed arguments. Here since there are three values with the highest frequency so the function returns the smaller value. 1

Related LibreOffice functions:

MEDIAN

AVERAGE

MODE.SNGL

MODE.MULT

ODF standard:

Section 6.18.50, part 2

Equivalent Excel functions:

MODE