, the mode
is the value that has the largest number of observations. The mode is not necessarily unique, unlike the arithmetic mean
and the median
See also summary statistics -- summarizing statistical data
is a kind of scale; see musical mode
In computer science, a mode is distinct method of operation within a computer program.
Three popular examples of software employing modes:
- vi--has one mode for inserting text, and a separate mode for inserting commands. Some people also call VI's ability to line-edit a "mode" (even though it is launched outside of VI's normal interface, by invoking "ex" from the operating system's CLI.)
- Emacs--has many modes that can be evoked based on file type to more easily edit files of a certain type. Modes are written in Emacs' LISP, and all modes may not be included with all versions.
- CIOS (Cisco Internetworking Operating System)-- in order to gain the privilege to execute certain commands, you must enter a certain mode that allows you to execute that command.
In a waveguide
is one of the possible patterns of electromagnetic field
. Available patterns are derived from Maxwell's equations
and the applicable boundary conditions[?]
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