# Point Predictions

A *point prediction* for a label `⚠ $y\in\mathbf{Y}$`

(and element of a label space `⚠ $\mathbf{Y}$`

) is an element `⚠ $\hat y\in\mathbf{Y}$`

. The quality of the point prediction `⚠ $\hat y$`

is measured by a distance between `⚠ $\hat y$`

and the actual label `⚠ $y$`

. Other kinds of predictions used in conformal prediction are prediction sets and predictive distributions. In competitive on-line prediction, much more general predictions are used: see game of prediction.