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mxnet.ndarray.MAERegressionOutput(data=None, label=None, grad_scale=_Null, out=None, name=None, **kwargs)

Computes mean absolute error of the input.

MAE is a risk metric corresponding to the expected value of the absolute error.

If \(\hat{y}_i\) is the predicted value of the i-th sample, and \(y_i\) is the corresponding target value, then the mean absolute error (MAE) estimated over \(n\) samples is defined as

\(\text{MAE}(\textbf{Y}, \hat{\textbf{Y}} ) = \frac{1}{n} \sum_{i=0}^{n-1} \lVert \textbf{y}_i - \hat{\textbf{y}}_i \rVert_1\)


Use the MAERegressionOutput as the final output layer of a net.

The storage type of label can be default or csr

  • MAERegressionOutput(default, default) = default
  • MAERegressionOutput(default, csr) = default

By default, gradients of this loss function are scaled by factor 1/m, where m is the number of regression outputs of a training example. The parameter grad_scale can be used to change this scale to grad_scale/m.

Defined in src/operator/

  • data (NDArray) – Input data to the function.
  • label (NDArray) – Input label to the function.
  • grad_scale (float, optional, default=1) – Scale the gradient by a float factor
  • out (NDArray, optional) – The output NDArray to hold the result.

out – The output of this function.

Return type:

NDArray or list of NDArrays