[R] Data Analysis for Gas Prices

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Sat Dec 3 23:44:24 CET 2011

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inferno846 wrote
> Hi there,
> I'm looking to analyze a set of data on local gas prices for a single day.
> I'm wondering what kind of questions I should be looking to ask and how to
> find and answer to them with R. Examples would be: 
> Do prices differ between brands?
> Does location affect (NE, NW, SE, SW) price?
> Does the number of nearby (within .25 miles) competitors affect price?
> Do gas stations near shopping centers or highways have different prices?
> Also, could anyone help me figure out how to import a data table to R?
> When I try to create a .txt file from a word document and read it in R,
> the format of the first column always messes up. Any/all help is
> appreciated.

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