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Mystery graph – what is the data?

September 8, 2008

Okay … here’s a graph of data I collected. The axes aren’t labeled (as you can see).

What’s your guess?

UPDATE (9/9/08): Silver Fox wins (RCfon gets credit for guessing price of oil, which helped) — the above graph shows gasoline prices in the San Francisco Bay Area from May 2007 until now.


11 Comments leave one →
  1. September 8, 2008 10:32 pm

    Time vs. Time Gone By? ;)

    Not sure really. Just a random guess: Size of Sediments (Phi) vs. Distance from Source?


  2. September 8, 2008 11:30 pm

    I would have said daily rainfall in this British summer, but the graph is going downwards at the end, not upwards!

  3. September 9, 2008 1:41 am

    I’d guess bedding thickness vs. time or vs. distance.

  4. September 9, 2008 3:34 am

    Time required to drink beer vs lateness of hour.

  5. September 9, 2008 4:37 am

    nope … but, I love the creativity so far

  6. September 9, 2008 6:14 am

    McCain’s popularity over time, showing the recent surge after his Palin announcement, and the more recent drop as reality sets in.

  7. September 9, 2008 6:22 am

    ha! Silver Fox … I like that one … as a clue, the x-axis is indeed time (present on right side)

  8. RCfon permalink
    September 9, 2008 9:32 am

    Price of Oil x Time

  9. September 9, 2008 9:37 am

    RCfon … no, but you are very close … what I’m showing here probably mimics the price of crude oil very closely

  10. September 9, 2008 12:35 pm

    Ah, then it would have to be the price of gasoline at the pump? But which locality?

  11. September 9, 2008 12:41 pm

    Silver Fox … yep, that’s right … these are from my own records from various gas stations around the SF Bay Area starting around May 2007

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