# RMSE – Root Mean Square Error in Python # RMSE – Root Mean Square Error in Python

Hello readers. In this article, we will be focusing on Implementing RMSE – Root Mean Square Error as a metric in Python. So, let us get started!!

## What is Root Mean Square Error (RMSE) in Python?

Before diving deep into the concept of RMSE, let us first understand the error metrics in Python.

Error metrics enable us to track the efficiency and accuracy through various metrics as shown below–

• Mean Square Error(MSE)
• Root Mean Square Error(RMSE)
• R-square
• Accuracy
• MAPE, etc.

Mean Square error is one such error metric for judging the accuracy and error rate of any machine learning algorithm for a regression problem.

So, MSE is a risk function that helps us determine the average squared difference between the predicted and the actual value of a feature or variable.

RMSE is an acronym for Root Mean Square Error, which is the square root of value obtained from Mean Square Error function.

Using RMSE, we can easily plot a difference between the estimated and actual values of a parameter of the model.

By this, we can clearly judge the efficiency of the model.

Usually, a RMSE score of less than 180 is considered a good score for a moderately or well working algorithm. In case, the RMSE value exceeds 180, we need to perform feature selection and hyper parameter tuning on the parameters of the model.

## Root Mean Square Error with NumPy module

Let us have a look at the below formula– So, as seen above, Root Mean Square Error is the square root of the average of the squared differences between the estimated and the actual value of the variable/feature.

In the below example, we have implemented the concept of RMSE using the functions of NumPy module as mentioned below–

• Calculate the difference between the estimated and the actual value using `numpy.subtract()` function.
• Further, calculate the square of the above results using `numpy.square() `function.
• Finally, calculate the mean of the squared value using `numpy.mean()` function. The output is the MSE score.
• At the end, calculate the square root of MSE using `math.sqrt()` function to get the RMSE value.

Example:

 `import` `math``y_actual ``=` `[``1``,``2``,``3``,``4``,``5``]``y_predicted ``=` `[``1.6``,``2.5``,``2.9``,``3``,``4.1``]``MSE ``=` `np.square(np.subtract(y_actual,y_predicted)).mean() ``RMSE ``=` `math.sqrt(MSE)``print``(``"Root Mean Square Error:\n"``)``print``(RMSE)`

Output:

 `Root Mean Square Error:``0.6971370023173351` ## RMSE with Python scikit learn library

In this example, we have calculated the MSE score using `mean_square_error()` function from sklearn.metrics library.

Further, have calculated the RMSE score through the square root of MSE as shown below:

Example:

 `from` `sklearn.metrics ``import` `mean_squared_error``import` `math``y_actual ``=` `[``1``,``2``,``3``,``4``,``5``]``y_predicted ``=` `[``1.6``,``2.5``,``2.9``,``3``,``4.1``]``MSE ``=` `mean_squared_error(y_actual, y_predicted)``RMSE ``=` `math.sqrt(MSE)``print``(``"Root Mean Square Error:\n"``)``print``(RMSE)`

Output:

 `Root Mean Square Error:``0.6971370023173351`

## Conclusion

By this, we have come to the end of this topic. Feel free to comment below, in case you come across any question.