I'm working on a project focused on pricing houses. Looking online I see a lot of works and companies providing the performances of their model using the median instead of the mean (see for example Zillow). And to me this makes total sense, since its a statistic less influenced by outliers (in my scenario big and particular houses).
Also since I would like to have a greater interpretability of the performance of my model I used the Absolute Percentage Error, instead of the squared error.
In the end what I ended up using is the Median Absolute Percentage Error, and with my surprise I discovered that is not a common metrics, it doesn't have a wikipedia page, few sites provide an explanation of what it is, sklearn doesn't even have it as a metrics inside the
And my question is: why?
Fixing it was a no brainer, really 2 line of code and I created my own version of it and I can easily run my model with this new metric, but I was wondering if maybe I'm missing something, like if its completely useless or maybe there are other metrics that works better.
If anyone could give me some insights that would be great!