Nash-Sutcliffe Model Efficiency (NSE)Source:
It estimates the model efficiency suggested by Nash & Sutcliffe (1970) for a continuous predicted-observed dataset.
(Optional) argument to call an existing data frame containing the data.
Vector with observed values (numeric).
Vector with predicted values (numeric).
Logical operator (TRUE/FALSE) to decide the type of return. TRUE returns a data.frame, FALSE returns a list; Default : FALSE.
Logic argument to remove rows with missing values (NA). Default is na.rm = TRUE.
an object of class
numeric within a
list (if tidy = FALSE) or within a
data frame (if tidy = TRUE).
The NSE measures general agreement. It is normalized (by the variance of the observations) and dimensionless. It is calculated using the absolute squared differences between the predictions and observations, which has been suggested as an issue due to over-sensitivity to outliers. It goes form -infinity to 1. The closer to 1 the better the prediction performance. For the formula and more details, see online-documentation
Nash & Sutcliffe (1970). River flow forecasting through conceptual models part I - A discussion of principles. J. Hydrol. 10(3), 292-290. doi:10.1016/0022-1694(70)90255-6