Origin: Data Analysis and Graphing Software
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Origin is a software application for data analysis and publication-quality graphing, tailored to the needs of scientists and engineers. The application offers an easy-to-use interface for beginners, and the ability for advanced users to customize analysis and graphing tasks using themes, templates, custom reports, batch processing and programming.

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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.

The Origin Project file (.OPJ) combines data, notes, graphs, and analysis results in one document with arbitrary folder structure defined by the user.

Origin Interface
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Origin workbooks support multiple worksheets with customizable header rows for metadata, including sparklines for quick view of the data.
Place graphs as floating objects on worksheet along with your raw data and numeric results, to create custom reports.
Use the Worksheet Navigation dialog to quickly find sheets in workbooks with many sheets.
Use the Data Filter feature to quickly reduce data using conditions on one or more worksheet columns. All associated graphs and analysis results will automatically update.
Import data from many third party file formats such as National Instruments™ TDM/TDMS.
Directly send data from LabView™ to Origin using sub-VIs shipped with Origin.
Use the SQL Editor to import data from a database. Save the query in your worksheet and update data at any time.

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.

Use Origin's flexible graph layer concept to create multi-axes graphs where layers can be overlapping and can share a common X axis.

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Create multi-panel graphs such as stacked graphs with a common X axis.
Origin provides contour plots with custom boundary, ternary contour plots, and also polar contour plots.
3D Graphs in Origin are created using OpenGL, providing ultra-fast performance, and enhanced features such as easy rotation and lighting control.
Origin supports both 2D and 3D Parametric Function plots.
Origin provides many statistical graphs including Box Charts, Histograms, Pareto Charts and Scatter Matrix plot.
Origin provides many specialized graphs such as Polar, Ternary, Windrose, Smith Chart, Stock Graphs, and Radar.
Map symbol size and color to other data columns in your worksheet, to represent multi-dimensional data.
Use Origin's Data Info Tool to graphically examine your data, displaying related information including images, from other columns in your worksheet.

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.

Gadgets provide a quick and easy way to analyze data plots over a region of interest in your graph. The Quick Peaks gadget is displayed in this image.

Data Analysis
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The Nonlinear Curve Fitting tool offers close to 200 built-in functions, support for user-defined functions, and global fitting with parameter sharing.
The Peak Analyzer wizard provides the ability to find and fit multiple peaks including overlapping peaks.
Origin provides an extensive set of tools for Statistical Analysis ranging from Descriptive Statistics to Parametric and Nonparametric tests, ANOVA, and Multivariate Analysis.
The Recalculate feature in Origin allows you to update analysis results on data or parameter change, without having to repeat your analysis.
With the Analysis Template feature in Origin, you can perform batch analysis of multiple files and create a summary report.
Combine the Recalculate feature and Origin's flexible worksheet formatting, to create custom report sheets that can updated on data change.

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™.

Use Origin's LabTalk scripting language for customization of your tasks. Scripts can easily be associated with a button or a custom menu item.

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Use Origin C to extend Origin's graphing and analysis capability. Full access to the NAG® Numerical Libraryis included.
Create custom dialogs using Origin's X-Function builder, and access your X-Functions from the menu or from LabTalk script.
Connect to Origin as an Automation (COM) Server from other client applications such as Microsoft® Excel®.

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