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wasoxygen  ·  625 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Unlearning descriptive statistics

Apparently the source of mode is Latin modus. I can't determine how the English statistics term originated, but it is the same in French. Interestingly, it is the feminine noun that means fashion (restaurant à la mode) while the masculine noun is used in statistics, music, or to mean "way" or "method" (mode de vie, mode d'emploi).