## English translation: Root mean square errors

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 Spanish term or phrase: raiz de la media de los errores al cuadrado English translation: Root mean square errors Entered by:

 21:35 Aug 31, 2008
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 Spanish term or phrase: raiz de la media de los errores al cuadrado El término propuesto se encuentra en el párrafo que sigue, en el que se repite varias veces el vocablo "media" que dudo si traducirlo por "average" or "mean", o emplear ambos términos. "Para clasificar las predicciones es importante utilizar no uno sino varios métodos de medición del error: error medio del total de la predicción, media de los errores en cada punto, media porcentual de los errores en cada punto o raíz de la media de los errores al cuadrado." A voz de pronto traduzco: "In order to classify predictions it is important to use not just one but serveral methods of error measurement: total average error of the forecast, average error at each point, error average percentage at each point or root of the mean squared errors."
 Eugenio LlorenteSpain Local time: 04:25
 Root mean square errors Explanation:Por lo general, media se traduce como mean, al menos es como siempre lo he visto!
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4standard deviation of the error
 dekken
3root median of the square errors
 Nitza Ramos

32 mins   confidence:
root median of the square errors

Explanation:
median
Definition

One type of average, found by arranging the values in order and then selecting the one in the middle. If the total number of values in the sample is even, then the median is the mean of the two middle numbers. The median is a useful number in cases where the distribution has very large extreme values which would otherwise skew the data.
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MEDIAN

 Nitza RamosUnited StatesLocal time: 22:25Works in fieldNative speaker of: Spanish

1 hr   confidence: peer agreement (net): +4
Root mean square errors

Explanation:
Por lo general, media se traduce como mean, al menos es como siempre lo he visto!

 xxxNAdobatoNative speaker of: SpanishPRO pts in category: 4
 Muchas gracias

agree
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agree  Robin Levey: Yes - otherwise known as the RMS error.
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agree  Daniel Parra: RMS is used extensively in physics & engineering.
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agree
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2 hrs   confidence:
standard deviation of the error

Explanation:
Standard deviation in statistics defines the distribution of results around the mean and is often used in market research survey results

http://ec.europa.eu/translation/bulletins/puntoycoma/74/pyc7...
"La desviación estándar (standard deviation en inglés) es la raíz cuadrada de la varianza"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_deviation
"It is defined as the root-mean-square (RMS) deviation of the values from their mean, or as the square root of the variance"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_error_(statistics)
"The standard error of a method of measurement or estimation is the estimated standard deviation of the error in that method"

 dekkenSpainLocal time: 04:25Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 4

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