Table 3 Comparison of the stem taper models for loblolly pine from east Louisiana

From: Nonlinear parsimonious forest modeling assuming normal distribution of residuals

Measure Parsimonious model Kozak model 02 Bayesian model
10 terms 30 terms
Correlation coefficient (%) 96.1 96.4 98.1 96.3
Bias (%)
 Mean −2 −0.1 −0.2 0.2
 Variance 99.3 95.1 96.0 203.5
MAE (%)
 Mean 5.0 4.3 3.2 4.5
 Variance 99.3 95.1 96.0 203.5
RMSE (%)
 Mean 8.2 7.7 3.8 8.1
 Variance 99.7 95.2 96.0 209.9