I'm currently using scipy's mode function to find the most occurring item in different iterable objects. I like the mode function because it works on every object type I've thrown at it (strings, floats, ints).
While this function seems reliable, it is very slow on bigger lists:
from scipy.stats import mode li = range(50000) li = 0 %timeit mode(li) 1 loops, best of 3: 7.55 s per loop
Is there a better way to get the mode for a list? If so, would the implementation be different depending on the item type?