MODE.SNGLfunction returns the most frequently occurring value in a dataset. If there are multiple values with the same highest frequency, it returns the smallest value. This function is commonly used in statistical analysis to find the most common value in a set of data.
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MODE.SNGL formula with the syntax shown below, it has 1 required parameter and 1 optional parameter:
- value1 (required):
The first value or range of cells that you want to find the mode for.
- value2, ... (optional):
Additional values or ranges of cells that you want to find the mode for.
ExamplesHere are a few example use cases that explain how to use the
MODE.SNGLformula in Google Sheets.
Finding the most common value in a dataset
Suppose you have a dataset of test scores and you want to find the score that appears most frequently. You can use the
MODE.SNGL function to easily identify this value.
Identifying the most popular product
If you have a list of products and you want to know which one is the most popular, you can use the
MODE.SNGL function to quickly identify the product that has the most sales.
Analyzing survey responses
If you have a set of survey responses and you want to find the most common answer to a question, you can use the
MODE.SNGL function to easily identify the answer that was chosen most frequently.
MODE.SNGLnot working? Here are some common mistakes people make when using the
MODE.SNGLGoogle Sheets Formula:
Incorrect number or type of arguments
One common mistake is providing the incorrect number or type of arguments to the MODE.SNGL formula. This can result in unexpected or incorrect results. Double check the syntax and make sure all arguments are valid.
Incorrect reference range
Another common mistake is providing an incorrect reference range to the MODE.SNGL formula. Double check the range to ensure it includes the desired values.
MODE.SNGL only works with numerical values. If non-numerical values are included in the reference range, it will result in an error. Make sure all values are numerical.
The following functions are similar to
MODE.SNGL or are often used with it in a formula:
The AVERAGE function calculates the average (arithmetic mean) of the values passed to it. It is commonly used to find the average of a range of cells containing numerical data.
MEDIANfunction returns the median (middle) value of a set of numbers. It is commonly used to find the middle value in a range of data points. If the number of data points is even, it returns the average of the two middle values. This function can be useful in statistical analysis and data visualization.
STDEVfunction calculates the standard deviation of a set of numbers. It measures the amount of variation or dispersion of a set of values from the average (mean) value. It is commonly used in statistics to determine the spread of a data set. The values can be supplied as individual cells, ranges, or constants.
COUNTformula returns the number of numeric values within a specified range of cells. It is commonly used to count the number of entries in a given range that meet specific criteria, such as counting the number of sales above a certain threshold.
You can learn more about the
MODE.SNGL Google Sheets function on Google Support.