Why doesn't base R have a function for mode?

I was just thinking of calculating the mode for something, and I remembered that base R doesn't have a function for calculating the mode.

Is there a reason why?

I know there's a function base::mode() that is totally unrelated to the statistical mode, so the statistical mode would need a different function name, but that doesn't seem like it would be such a big issue.

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I'm not sure, @eoppe1022! But here's an implementation of the statistical mode that seems pretty robust:

Yeah I was looking at that earlier, @rensa. Looks like a great solution. Though I'm still surprised there isn't a pre-built function for it.

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That has puzzled me as well, it's such a basic thing. Still better than standard SQL which doesn't have median :).

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