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Accuracy in tensorflow2

Accuracy in tensorflow2

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Hello,
I have a quick question,
Does accuracy work well for regression problems?
I got zero accuracy although I had very good testing results.
Kind Regards.

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365 Team
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Hi Hady,
 
Accuracy is a classification measure. It does not make sense in the context of regressions.
 
The main reason for that is that a regression is defined by continuous outcomes, while classification with categorical outcomes (classes).
 
When you have categories, predicting 1 and having an actual observed value of 1 means that we’ve got a match (prediction is accurate).
 
When we’ve got continuous outcomes though, predicting 0.99999 and having an actual observed value of 1 are two different things. That is why we don’t use the accuracy measure for regressions.
 
Best,
Iliya