[R] summary() and the mode

Rolf Turner r.turner at auckland.ac.nz
Thu Jan 23 22:29:54 CET 2014

On 24/01/14 09:27, Ruhil, Anirudh wrote:
> A student asked: Why does R's summary() command yield the Mean and the Median, quartiles, min, and max but was written to exclude the Mode?
> I said I had no clue, googled the question without much luck, and am now posting it to see if anybody knows why.

Probably because it is ***extremely*** rare that any sane person would 
be interested in the mode of the data.


Rolf Turner

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