# What is the difference between squared error and absolute error? and Are there instances where root mean squared error might be used rather than mean absolute error? and How would a model change if we minimized absolute error instead of squared error? What about the other way around? and @absolute error squared error

Data Science Interview QuestionsCategory: Data ScienceWhat is the difference between squared error and absolute error? and Are there instances where root mean squared error might be used rather than mean absolute error? and How would a model change if we minimized absolute error instead of squared error? What about the other way around? and @absolute error squared error
DS asked 7 years ago
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DS answered 7 years ago

[1] https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-squared-error-and-absolute-error
[2] https://www.quora.com/Are-there-instances-where-root-mean-squared-error-might-be-used-rather-than-mean-absolute-error
[3] https://www.quora.com/How-would-a-model-change-if-we-minimized-absolute-error-instead-of-squared-error-What-about-the-other-way-around

MockInterview Staff answered 7 years ago

Mean Squared error puts too much emphasis on large deviations (squared) so an alternative is mean absolute deviation
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