In Excel 2010, the MODE function has been replaced by the MODE.SNGL function.
Although it has been replaced, current versions of Excel still have the Mode function (stored within the list of compatibility functions), to allow compatibility with earlier versions of Excel.
The Excel MODE function returns the statistical mode (the most frequently occurring value) of a list of supplied numbers. If there are 2 or more most frequently occurring values in the supplied data, the function returns the lowest of these values
The syntax of the function is:
where the number arguments are a set of one or more numeric values (or arrays of numeric values), for which you want to calculate the statistical mode.
The following spreadsheet shows the Excel Mode function, used to calculate the statistical mode of the set of values in cells A1-A6.
The following spreadsheet shows the Mode function, used to calculate the statistical mode of the set of values in cells A1-A10.
Note that in this case, there are two modes in the data.
For further details and examples of the Excel Mode function, see the Microsoft Office website.
If you get an error from the Excel Mode function this is likely to be one of the following:
|#NUM!||-||Occurs if there are no duplicates (and there is therefore no mode) within the supplied values.|
|#VALUE!||-||(Note that non-numeric functions that are part of an array of values are ignored by the Mode function).|