FAQ: Mode in R - Mode with DescTools

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What am I doing wrong?
Neither Mode() nor the solution in hints, stats.mode(), is working.
I found a solution on ProgrammingR

getMode <- function(x) {
keys <- na.omit(unique(x))
keys[which.max(tabulate(match(x, keys)))]

that is working quite well, but I assume that this is not the solution meant by the tutorial…
Can anybody help?


Jup, I had the same issue… and after clicking view solution it just gave me the same Mode() solution I used before…
At now I can continue with the course.


Same issue. I have made a Bug Report.

Same issue here! Reporting as well.

And @maiabali, thanks for the help!

Same issue as well! I just reported it!

The lesson part introduces the function Mode() from the DescTools library. It produces a result, but is not accepted. The hint suggests the untaught function stats.mode(). Using it produces an error, function not found. The solution, as other people have said, is identical to the not accepted at first use of Mode().