The mode is the most common value in a dataset.

A distribution of values with only one mode is called **unimodal**.

A distribution of values with two modes is called **bimodal**.

In general, a distribution with more than one mode is called **multimodal**.

The mode can be found for both categorical and numerical data.

**Numerical** example:

4, *7*, 3, 8, 11, *7*, 10, 19, 6, 9, **12**, **12**

The modes of this dataset are both 7 and 12.

**Categorical** example:

Alice, **John**, Bob, Maria, **John**, Julia, Carol

John is the mode of this data.

In Python, the mode can be found with the `multimode()`

method:

```
from statistics import multimode
values = [4,7,3,8,11,7,10,19,6,9,12,12]
x = multimode(values)
print(x)
```

- Keywords: Statistics