# Mode of a Unimodal Distribution

### Description

Function to calculate the mode of a unimodal distribution which is specified by the root of the density function name and the corresponding parameters.

### Usage

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### Arguments

`densFn` |
Character. The name of the density function for which the mode is required. |

`param` |
Numeric. A vector giving the parameter values for the
distribution specified by |

`...` |
Passes arguments to |

### Details

The name of the unimodal density function must be supplied as the
characters of the root for that density (e.g. `norm`

,
`ghyp`

). The particular unimodal distribution being considered is
specified by the value of the argument `param`

, or for base R
distributions by specification in the ... arguments.

### Value

The mode is found by a numerical optimization using
`optimize`

.

### Author(s)

David Scott d.scott@auckland.ac.nz, Joyce Li xli053@aucklanduni.ac.nz

### See Also

`distStepSize`

, `qDist`

.

### Examples

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