Compute root mean squared error, residual standard error or mean square error of fitted linear (mixed effects) models.
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Fitted linear model of class
The RMSE is the square root of the variance of the residuals and indicates
the absolute fit of the model to the data (difference between observed data
to model's predicted values). “RMSE can be interpreted as the standard
deviation of the unexplained variance, and has the useful property
of being in the same units as the response variable. Lower values
of RMSE indicate better fit. RMSE is a good measure of how accurately
the model predicts the response, and is the most important criterion
for fit if the main purpose of the model is prediction.”
(Grace-Martin K: Assessing the Fit of Regression Models)
The normalized RMSE is the proportion of the RMSE related to the range of the response variable. Hence, lower values indicate less residual variance.
The residual standard error is the square root of the residual sum of squares divided by the residual degrees of freedom.
The mean square error is the mean of the sum of squared residuals, i.e. it measures the average of the squares of the errors. Lower values (closer to zero) indicate better fit.
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