Do the Absolute Error in Performance (Regression) is same as Means Absolute Error (MAE) ?

AfifAfif Member Posts: 4 Learner I
Please help, I want to know is it the same for the Absolute Error in Performance (Regression) is same as Means Absolute Error (MAE) ?

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  • ceaperezceaperez Member Posts: 492 Unicorn
    Hi @Afif, 

    The Absolute error is the difference between the predicted value and the “true” value.

    The Means Absolute Error MAE takes the average of absolute errors for a group of predictions and observations

    Best, 

    Cesar
  • rjones13rjones13 Member Posts: 128 Unicorn
    Hi @Afif,

    Yes, this is the same value. As stated in the documentation, the absolute error is calculated by summing the differences between the labels and predictions, and dividing this value by the number of examples.

    Best,

    Roland
  • AfifAfif Member Posts: 4 Learner I
    Hi @rjones13

    thank you, so both is using the same formula which is MAE formula is it just for confirmation?
  • rjones13rjones13 Member Posts: 128 Unicorn
    Yes, it is the MAE formula. I've also done just a quick check where I performed the calculation manually and it matches.

    Best,

    Roland
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