## The

__mode__of a probability DF*p*(*x*) is the value of*x*where the DF takes on a maximum value.## Most useful when there is a single, sharp max, in which case it estimates the central value.

## Sometimes a distribution will be

*bimodal*, with two relative maxima. In this case the mean and median are not very useful since they give only a "compromise" value between the two peaks.