Origin provides a data analysis and graphing workspace for scientists and engineers. Multi-sheet workbooks, publication-quality graphics and standardised analysis tools provide a tightly integrated workspace for you to import data, create and annotate graphs, explore and analyse data, and publish your work. To ensure that Origin meets your data analysis requirements, intuitive tools for advanced statistics, regression, nonlinear curve fitting, signal processing, image processing and peak analysis are built-in.


 

 

Origin vs OriginPro Product Brochure

The Data Analysis and Graphing Workspace.

Origin 2015

logo9_1Origin is a user-friendly and easy-to-learn software application that provides powerful data analysis and publication-quality graphing capabilities tailored to the needs of scientists and engineers.

Data Analysis 

Origin contains powerful tools for all of your analytic needs, including peak analysis, curve fitting, statistics, and signal processing. To make data analysis more efficient, Origin supports many common formats for importing data, and exporting results. Multi-sheet workbooks and an integrated Project Explorer help you organize your Origin projects. Streamline your workflow by saving workbooks as analysis templates for repeat use.

Graphing

With over 70 built-in graph types, Origin makes it easy to create and customize publication quality graphs to suit your needs. Many popular contour, 2D, and 3D graph types are supported, as are specialty graphs such as windrose, stock (OHLC), ternary (including ternary-contour), 2D vector and 3D vector, and several statistical plots.

Programming

Origin includes two built-in programming languages: Origin C, a C-based compiled language, and a scripting language called LabTalk™. Use them to automate graphing and analysis. Origin comes with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Code Builder, that makes it easy to write and debug your own code. Origin is also an Automation Server for users of VB, C++, C# and LabVIEW™.

If you are upgrading from a previous version, view the Top Features below to find out what's new in the latest version, or view the Key Features by version pdf.

New in Origin 2015

Origin 2015 has more than 100 new features and improvements in this version. The following  highlights some of the new features.

Ease of Use

User Interface

Origin 2015 introduces MS Office Style Collapsible Menu for some very long menus and context menus so only commonly used ones show by default. Users can access items not frequently used via the double down-arrow at the bottom of the menu.

  • Collapsible Menu and Context Menu

Project Explorer

The Project Explorer in Origin was designed to provide easy control of hierarchy project structures. In Origin 2015 it has been improved with nicer interface and find & search functionality:

  • View in Extra Large Icons

  • Graph Preview and Tool Tip

  • Find String Anywhere in Project

Set Column Values

The Set Column Values dialog is one of the most basic tool in Origin, which is used to carry out column-based calculation with formulas. In 2015 it is highly improved with more intuitive tool tip and function help:

  • Search and Insert Functions

  • Tool Tip for Function Syntax

Graphing and Analysis

In Origin 2015, many improvements are targeted to provide easier and user-friendlier control options with both graphing and analysis:

  • User-Defined Order for Categorical Data

    • - Order Used for both Graphing and Analysis

  • Colored Pairs of Parentheses in Function Formula

  • Batch Plotting in 3D and Contour Graph

Graph Customization

  • Axis Dialog has been redesigned (again) to make it more like the original.

  • Legend Improvements

    • - New Bubble Scale

    • - Enhanced Colormap Scale

    • - Categorical Legend

  • Improved Contour Plot Boundary

Graph Types

  • Column Scatter

  • Heat Map

  • Kernel Density Plot

  • Improved Profile Plot

  • Custom Percentile & Jitter Points in Box Chart

Analysis and Statistics

  • Distribution Fit

  • RMANOVA with Unbalanced Data

  • t-Test on Rows

  • Share 6 OriginPro features with Origin

Data Management

  • Append Worksheets

  • Remove/Combine Duplicate Rows

  • Pivot Table with Multiple Source Rows/Columns

Importing

  • Import Transposed Matlab Data

  • SPSS File Import

  • Extract Long Name and Units from Same Line

Programming

  • Working with Python

To see all new features in Origin 2015, click here.

Origin Interface

Origin provides an easy-to-use interface including a scientific multi-sheet workbook with support for up to 90 million rows and 65527 columns per sheet. The worksheet can be extensively customized to support metadata including Sparklines, and can also include floating or embedded graphs. Workbooks can be configured as Analysis Templates and Custom Reports for automating repetitive tasks.

Workbooks, graphs, notes and other windows can be arranged in a flexible, user-defined hierarchy of folders and sub-folders in the Origin Project File (OPJ). All components of the Origin Project can be interactively accessed when the project file is opened in Origin.

Graphing 

With over 100 built-in graph types, Origin makes it easy to create and customize publication quality graphs to suit your needs. Many popular contour, 2D, and 3D graph types are supported, as are specialty graphs such as windrose, stock (OHLC), ternary (including ternary-contour), 2D vector and 3D vector, and several statistical plots.

Data Analysis 

Origin contains powerful tools for all of your analytic needs, including peak analysis, curve fitting, statistics, and signal processing. To make data analysis more efficient, Origin supports many common formats for importing data, and exporting results. Multi-sheet workbooks and an integrated Project Explorer help you organize your Origin projects. Streamline your workflow by saving workbooks as analysis templates for repeat use.

Programming 

Origin includes two built-in programming languages: Origin C, a C-based compiled language and a scripting language called LabTalk™. Origin also integrated Python into Origin as a Scripting Language. Use them to automate graphing and analysis. Origin comes with an Integrated Development Environment (IDE), Code Builder , that makes it easy to write and debug your own code. Origin is also an Automation Server for users of VB, C++, C# and LabVIEW™.


OriginPro 2015

logoOriginPro offers all of the features of Origin plus extended analysis tools for Peak Fitting, Surface Fitting, Statistics, Signal Processing, and Image Handling. OriginPro is the software of choice for those who want a single data analysis and graphing solution.

OriginPro offers all of the features of Origin plus extended analysis tools in the following areas:

  • Peak Fitting
  • Surface Fitting
  • Statistics
  • Signal Processing
  • Gadgets
  • Image Processing

 

Peak Fitting 

The Peak Analyzer tool in OriginPro provides the additional capability of finding and fitting multiple peaks in your spectra. Baseline anchor points can be customized and fit with a suitable fitting function, and the baseline fitting can be included as part of the final peak fitting process. A detailed Fit Control dialog is provided to control all aspects of peak fitting including mixed peak functions, peak centers and widths, sharing parameters, and imposing bounds and linear constraints on parameters. Graphical as well as tabular results are generated as part of the final fit report.

Surface Fitting 

OriginPro can fit a 3D surface to XYZ data points. The surface and data points can be displayed together, including droplines from the points to the surface.

Statistics 

OriginPro expands on the statistical analysis capabilities of Origin by providing additional tools for Descriptive Statistics, Discrete Frequency Counting, Normality Tests, Correlation Analysis, One-way and Two-way Repeated Measures ANOVA, Principal Component Analysis, Hierarchical Cluster and Discriminant Analysis, many Nonparametric Tests such as Friedman ANOVA and Two-Sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov Test and Mann-Whitney Test, Survival Analysis tools including Weibull Fit and Cox Proportional Hazard Model, ROC Curves, and Power and Sample Size Tests.

Signal Processing 

Advanced signal processing features in OriginPro include Short-Time FFT (STFT), Hilbert Transform, Coherence, 2D FFT and 2D FFT-based Filtering, 2D Correlation, and Wavelet analysis.

Gadgets 

Gadgets provide a quick and easy way to perform exploratory analysis on data plotted in a graph. OriginPro provides two additional gadgets: Cluster and Rise Time.

Image Processing 

OriginPro offers more ways to handle your image data, including alpha blending, pixel logic, morphological filtering, and interpolated background subtraction.


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