gives a list of the elements that are the most common in list.
gives a list of the n most common elements in list.
- When several elements occur with equal frequency, Commonest[list,…] picks first the ones that occur first in list.
- Commonest[list,n] returns the n commonest elements in the order they appear in list.
- Commonest[list,UpTo[n]] returns the n commonest elements, or as many as are available.
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Basic Examples (3)
Obtain the elements with the highest frequency:
Obtain the 4 most common elements:
Obtain the 6 most common elements, or as many as there are if fewer:
Exact input yields exact output:
Approximate input yields approximate output:
Works with large arrays:
Works with data involving quantities:
Find the mode of a set of random integers:
Find the most frequently occurring elements in the columns of a matrix:
Find the mode for the heights of the children in a class:
Properties & Relations (1)
Possible Issues (1)
A message is generated if there are fewer distinct elements than requested:
Introduced in 2007
Updated in 2014