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# Predicting UnitSales given the price

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Hello

I am new with this tool and with Data Mining in general. I have a possible application:

I have the following historical data from a retail store:

(#Year, #Month, #DayType, #ProductCode, ProductCategory, AveragePrice, UnitSales)

DayType is a number from 1 to 3, where Monday and Tuesday equal 1, Wednesday and Thurday equal 2, and finally Friday, Saturday and Sunday equal 3. AveragePrice is decimal number, UnitSales is integer. So, the historical data shows us how many units has sold a given Product that belongs to a certain ProductCategory in a DateType as a result in a change of the AveragePrice.

If I have a new product that belongs to a certain ProductCategory, I would like to se Rapid Miner in a way that it predicts the UnitSales given the Price and other parameters, something like:

UnitSales = PredictionFunction(ProductCategory, Month, DayType, Price)

What suggestions may you give me to solve this?

Thanks a lot.

I am new with this tool and with Data Mining in general. I have a possible application:

I have the following historical data from a retail store:

(#Year, #Month, #DayType, #ProductCode, ProductCategory, AveragePrice, UnitSales)

DayType is a number from 1 to 3, where Monday and Tuesday equal 1, Wednesday and Thurday equal 2, and finally Friday, Saturday and Sunday equal 3. AveragePrice is decimal number, UnitSales is integer. So, the historical data shows us how many units has sold a given Product that belongs to a certain ProductCategory in a DateType as a result in a change of the AveragePrice.

If I have a new product that belongs to a certain ProductCategory, I would like to se Rapid Miner in a way that it predicts the UnitSales given the Price and other parameters, something like:

UnitSales = PredictionFunction(ProductCategory, Month, DayType, Price)

What suggestions may you give me to solve this?

Thanks a lot.

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