The Excel MODE function returns the most frequently occurring number in a numeric data set.
- number1 – A number or cell reference that refers to numeric values.
- number2 – [optional] A number or cell reference that refers to numeric values.
The MODE function returns the mode (most frequently occurring number) in a group of supplied arguments. For example, =MODE(1,2,4,4,5,5,5,6) returns 5.
Numbers can be supplied as numbers, ranges, named ranges, or cell references that contain numeric values. Up to 255 numbers can be supplied.
If the set of supplied numbers does not contain any duplicates, MODE will return #N/A
Note: MODE is now classified as a “compatibility function”. Microsoft recommends that MODE.SNGL or MODE.MULTI be used instead.