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Question with regards to taking the logarithm of a variable (Statistics Question)

Say you have a bar graph displaying data for an example "Cost of Computer Orders by the Population" and you are trying to analyze the data and find a distribution. The information does not indicate anything so you take the logarithm of the variable and the graph then resembles a normal distribution. What does taking the logarithm of the variable indicate?

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It's bad etiquette to post the same question on two SE sites simultaneously... – Jonathan Christensen Jan 26 '13 at 2:33
what do you mean by "the normal distribution basically means the mean", @masterminder – Rustyn Jan 26 '13 at 2:44
Cross-post: – Rahul Jan 26 '13 at 2:45
I accidentally posted on stackoverflow thinking I posted to math.stackexchange. I was not aware there was a stats forum as well so I posted it to that one because it seemed more appropriate. My apologies – Masterminder Jan 26 '13 at 2:45
@RustynYazdanpour cleared it up now that did not make sense – Masterminder Jan 26 '13 at 2:49

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