[R] Re: How to get mode (the most frequent value in distribution)?
Vito Ricci
vito_ricci at yahoo.com
Fri Nov 12 13:51:02 CET 2004
Hi Gregor,
if you have a continous distribution is rather
difficult that the same value is repeated many times.
In this case I believe you could not find the mode
(the most frequent value in distribution) as your
distribution is continous, but only the modal
class/interval (the interval of the distribution
having the most frequency).
See this example:
> set.seed(13)
> x<-rnorm(100)
> xcut<-cut(x, breaks=c(-4,-3,-2,-1,0,1,2,3,4))
> table(xcut)
xcut
(-4,-3] (-3,-2] (-2,-1] (-1,0] (0,1] (1,2]
(2,3] (3,4]
0 1 19 33 30 17
0 0
> max(table(xcut))
[1] 33
the modal class/interval is (-1,0].
I hope I give a little help.
Best
Vito
You wrote:
Hello!
I have a continous distribution and would like to get
mode (the most
frequent value in distribution). I easily found mean,
median and other
basic thing but not mode function. Can anyone help?
I know there my might be problems with multiple modes,
but still I think
that there should be a mode function in R.
Please send mail to R-help list and me, so I can get
response faster.
Thank you!
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Lep pozdrav / With regards,
Gregor GORJANC
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