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Key Features by Version

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8.* is for Origin 8.6, Origin 8.51, Origin 8.5, Origin 8.1 and Origin 8.0

9.* is for Origin 9.0 and Origin 9.1


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[-] Project Management

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Graph Preview, Comments Tooltip in Project Explorer

 

 

Find String anywhere in Project

 

 

Lock Worksheet

 

 

Project Explorer Support for Left/Right Split of Panels

 

Auto-Hide for Project Explorer and other Dockable Windows

Password Protection for Opening Project, and Audit Log of Project Save with Optional Password Protection

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Project Explorer Add Window Shortcut to Favorites Folder

Add Comment to Origin Window/Folder

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Project Explorer(PE) to Help Organize Origin Data

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[-] Batch Processing

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

View Movie

Smart Plotting with Cloneable Graph Templates

 

 

 

View Movie

Clone Workbook/Worksheet during Import for Batch Processing

 

 

 

View Movie

Word Template for Report Creation in Batch Process

 

 

 

Batch Plotting - Duplicate Graphs by Using Data from Different Sheets

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Generate Gadget Output for All Data Plots in the Graph

 

Copy & Paste Formula and Labels between Columns

 

View Movie

Copy & Paste Fitting Operation

 

View Movie

Repeat Analysis on All Plots in Graph or All Columns in Worksheet

View Movie

Batch Processing with Summary Report Using AnalysisTemplates™

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Batch Peak Fitting of Multiple Datasets Using Peak Analyzer Theme

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PRO

PRO

[-] Ease of Use

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Origin Central Dialog which Helps User to Get Start from Origin

 

 

 

 

New Plot Menu with Large Icons

 

 

 

 

Mouseover of data plot shows tooltip of source data

 

 

 

 

Switch Layers in Axis dialog

 

 

 

 

Analysis Report, English language option in J or G Origin

 

 

 

 

Better Color Control to Pick more Colors and Define Custom Colors

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View Movie

Object Manager to Easily Turn On/Off Plots and Layers

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Apps Gallery for Managing Apps Installed from File Exchange

 

 

 

View Movie

Improve Curve Fitting and Statistics Dialogs to be Tab-based for Easy Navigation

 

 

 

Collapsible Menus and Context Menus

 

 

F(x) Column Label Row for Column Formula

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Set Multiple Column Values

 

Copy, Paste and Apply Graph Format and Theme

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Analysis Templates™ with Custom ReportSheets for Repeat Analysis

Consolidated Reports with Collapsible Tables

Save Analysis Dialog Settings as Theme for Future Use

View Movie

Recalculation of Results on Data or Parameter Change

[-] Graph Types

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Trellis Plot with Flexible customization options: Wrap Panels, Overlap Panels, Add Gap between panels

 

 

 

 

Line Series, Statistics Bars

 

 

 

 

3D Stacked Bars, 100% 3D Stacked Bars with new Bar Shapes

 

 

 

 

Interval Plot

 

 

 

Heat Map

 

 

Column Scatter Plot with or without Jitter

 

 

Kernel Density Plot

 

 

Grouped Column Plots, Grouped Box Chart

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Variable Column/ Bar Width

 

100% Stacked Column/ Bar Plots

 

3D OpenGL Waterfall

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3D Ternary Surface

 

Piper/ Trilinear Diagram

 

Marginal Histogram/Box Chart

 

3D Surface/ Bar Plot From Worksheet XYZ Columns

 

3D Bar Plot with Z Error Bars

 

View Movie

3D Parametric Function Plot

 

View Movie

Radar/ Spider Chart

2D/ 3D Function Plot and 2D Parametric Function Plot

View Movie

Multiple Intersecting Surfaces

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3D Vector Plot

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3D Bar Plot

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Image/ Contour Profile Plot

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Scatter Matrix

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Contour Plot

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Basic 2D, 3D, and Statistics Graphs

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[-] Graph Customization

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

New Annotation Dialog with More Controls for Object Customization

 

 

 

 

More Hatch Patterns, including Geology Patterns

 

 

 

 

Dropline Direction Control in 2D/3D graphs

 

 

 

 

Support More Bar Shapes for 3D Bars

 

 

 

 

Histograms: Label with bin counts, percentage or both

 

 

 

 

Grouped Plots: Unbalanced subgroups can display grid line separators, set gaps by dataset

 

 

 

 

Support for all 2D objects in 3D graphs: Table, image, drawn objects, bubble scale, OLE object

 

 

 

 

Axis improvements: Multiple reference lines and shading between in 2D graphs; more rescale options, tick labels combine column labels, leader lines for special ticks, wrap tick labels for 3D plots

 

 

 

 

New system colors add fresh look to graphs

 

 

 

 

View Movie

Skip Weekend and Holidays in Financial Plot

 

 

 

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Text and Legend Improvements: Multi-line Spacing, Annotation Customization, Legend Text Color same as Legend Symbols

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Show Symbol in 3D XYY Waterfall, Walls and Ribbons

 

 

 

View Movie

Position Label/Metadata Anywhere on Data Plot

 

 

 

Align Layers at Specified Value, Share Common Scale among Layers

 

 

 

New Tab-based Axis Dialog with Multi-axis Selection and Easy Navigation

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Wrap Axis Tick Labels, Customize Individual Special Ticks, Custom Axis Scale Formula for 3D OpenGL Axis

 

 

Boundary Customization in Contour Plot

 

 

More Customization of Color Scale in Contour Plot

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Linear and Nested Bubble Scale for Bubble Plot

 

 

Drag Legend to Multiple Columns, Hide Legend of Hidden Plots, Reverse Order of Legend

 

 

Custom Percentile and Jitter Points in Box Chart

 

 

Plot: User Defined: Menu to Access Customized Templates

 

Smart Labels - Auto Position of Data Labels

 

User Defined Axis Scale Type

 

Multiple Axis Breaks with No Gap

 

Multiple Special Ticks Labels

 

Isometric - Link Axis Length to Scale by X/Y Ratio

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More Legend Types: Box Chart Components, Point by Point, Categorical Values

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Customized Color/Shape/Interior/Line Increment List for Plot

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3D Surface Improvements: Lighting Effect, Mesh, Flatten, Shift

 

View Movie

Zoom and Pan Inside Graph Layer

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Customizable Data Info Display Window to Read Coordinates and more

Transparency and Gradient Fill Control in Graphs

Embed and Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and Equation Objects Inside Graphs and Layouts

Non-Linear Z-Axis and Y- and Z-Value Colormap Support for Waterfall Plots

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Move, Rotate, Skew and Resize 3D Graphs

View Movie

Axis Tick Locations Controls

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Box Chart with Box/Whisker/Outliers Controls

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Fill Area Under/Between Line Plots

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Polar Plot with Azimuth and Radial Axis Controls

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[-] Data Management

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Simpler Spreadsheet Cell Notation for Column Formulas

 

 

 

 

Ability to include LaTeX in text labels/legends, and in worksheet header rows etc

 

 

 

 

Embed Layout Window in Worksheet

 

 

 

 

View Movie

Select or Hide Columns in Worksheet by Column Label

 

 

 

Append Worksheet by Matched Column

 

 

 

Search & Insert Function and Show Function Syntax Hint in Set Column Values Dialog Box

 

 

Customize Categorical Data Order and Apply it to other Columns

 

 

Append Worksheet Row-wise or Column-wise

 

 

Generate Patterned Data

 

Sort Column by Values in Column Label Rows, Reduce Columns

 

Lock Filter Condition in those Columns Linked to Source Columns

 

Excel-Like Data Filtering

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Floating Graphs/Layout in Worksheet

 

Split a Worksheet into Multiple Worksheets by Number of Columns/Rows, or by Column Label

XYZ Gridding in Linear or Logarithmic Scale

Reduce XY Data by Group, Reduce Data to Evenly Spaced X

PRO

PRO

Reduce Each Column in Worksheet by Combining Duplicate Rows

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Pivot Table

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Stack Columns and Unstack Columns

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Reduce Duplicate X Data, Reduce Data by Skipping Every N Points

Worksheet Query (Extract Values from Worksheet)

[-] Miscellaneous

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

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Zoom and Pan on Graphs, Worksheets, Matrices and Layouts

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Native 64-Bit and 32-Bit Application

[-] Importing

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

New Excel Import dialog without using COM support

 

 

 

 

More 3rd-Party Import Formats: ISF, SAS, BRUKER OPU

 

 

 

Script after Import and Column Plot Designation for More Import Routines

 

 

 

Import SPSS Data Files

 

 

Import OPJ

 

Import MAT File Structure

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Specify Channel When Importing MDF, NITDM, DIADem, Prism, pClamp, Matlab data files

 

File Import Menu Customization Dialog

Import TDMS 2009, MZXML and Prism Files

SQL Editor for Database Import

Import Excel, Multi-Line CSV and Binary 2D Array

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3rd Party Formats Support for pCLAMP 2.0, NI DIAdem/TDM, ETAS MDF, JCAMP-DX, NetCDF, etc.

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Graphically Construct SQL Queries

ASCII and Binary Import Wizard Provides Visual Feedback during Import

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Import Images (PNG, GIF, TIF, TGA, PCX, PSD, WMF ect (Convert to Raster))

Drag-and-Drop Data File from Windows Explorer into Origin

Import Wizard Filter for Repeat Import of Similar Data

[-] Exporting & Presentation

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Export Graphs to auto-created Windows Explorer folders that parallel your Project File's folder structure

 

 

 

 

View Movie

Send Graph to PowerPoint Improvements: Specify Graph List and Order, Specify Slide Layout and Style

 

 

 

Creating Movies from Origin Windows using GUI Tool or Script

 

Graph Export Supports Transparency for PDF and EPS Format

Export All Graphs to PowerPoint

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Export ASCII Data to Existing File by Appending or Replacing

Slide Show Graphs and Layouts

Export Worksheet as Image, WAV, NI TDM/TDMS File or Multi-Page PDF Document

Graph Export Formats Include: AI, CGM, EPS, TIFF, PDF, JPEG, EMF, PSD, etc.

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Export Image to Raster File Format

[-] Gadgets

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Profile Gadget

 

 

Surface Integration Gadget

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

View Movie

Global Vertical Cursor Gadget Across Graphs

 

Intersect Gadget

Quick Sigmoidal Fit Gadget

Cluster Gadget

PRO

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PRO

PRO

PRO

Differentiate Gadget

Interpolate Gadget

Quick Peaks Gadget

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View Movie

Digitizer

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Quick Fit Gadget

Rise Time Gadget

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Integrate Gadget

FFT Gadget

Statistics Gadget

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[-] Mathematics

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Show Polygon Area of Selected Contour Line in Data Display

 

 

Akima Spline in Interpolation

 

2D Interpolation and Extrapolation

 

Compute Polygon Area

Compute Surface Area and Matrix Area

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

2D Volume Integration

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

3D Interpolation

PRO

PRO

Trace Interpolation on XY Data

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

1D Interpolation and Extrapolation

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Interpolationand Extrapolation of Y From X

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Trace Interpolation on XYZ Data

Normalization Across Multiple Columns or Curves

Set Column or Matrix Values by Using Mathematics Operations

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[-]Curve Fitting

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Nonlinear Curve Fit dialog supports switching between parameter sets to compare fit results

 

 

 

 

More Parameter Initialization options - Vars or Metadata from menu, or Custom Code - when defining fitting functions

 

 

 

 

More Built-in Fitting Functions such as Photosynthesis Irradiance (PI) curve, 3D curves etc.

 

 

 

 

Provide Deming method in Fit Linear with X Error

PRO

PRO

 

 

 

View Movie

Customize Parameter Table in Graph for LR/PR/NLFit and Peak Fitting

 

 

 

Zoom on Preview tab of Nonlinear Curve Fit

 

 

Improved Fitting Results: Add Normal Probability Plot of Residuals, Put Residual Plots in a Single Graph

 

 

Fit and Rank All Functions in a Category

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

Orthogonal Regression for Implicit/ Explicit Functions

PRO

PRO

PRO

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Calculate Standard Error for Derived Parameter

Linear Fit with Support for X Error

PRO

PRO

PRO

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PRO

Surface Fit with Multiple Peaks

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

New Fitting Function Builder for Fitting Function Creation

Graphical Residual Analysis for Fitting

Find-X/Find-Y Tool for Linear, Polynomial, and Nonlinear Fit

New Find-Z Tool for Nonlinear Surface/ Matrix Fit

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Fitting Comparison

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

[-]Peak Analysis

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Sequentially initialize parameter values in batch peak analysis

 

 

 

 

Multiple Peak Fit Tool

Batch Peak Fitting

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PRO

PRO

PRO

Peak Analyzer: Peak Fitting

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Peak Analyzer: Fit Baseline with Peaks

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Peak Analyzer: Peak Integration

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Peak Analyzer: Peak Finding

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Peak Analyzer: Baseline Detection

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Peak Analyzer: Baseline Subtraction

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[-]Signal Processing

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Support Binomial Filter for Smoothing

 

 

 

LOWESS and LOESS Smoothing

 

View Movie

IIR Filter Design

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

2D FFT Filter

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Signal Envelope

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Coherence

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Signal Decimation to Reduce/Resample Data

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

1D FFT, Inverse FFT and 1D FFT Filter

2D FFT and 2D Inverse FFT

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Short-Time Fourier Transform(STFT)

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Wavelet Analysis

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

Hilbert Transform

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

2D Correlation

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

[-]Statistics

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Support Means Plot in Two-Way ANOVA

 

 

 

 

3-way ANOVA

PRO

PRO

 

 

 

Partial Correlation

PRO

PRO

 

 

 

Cross Tabulation

PRO

PRO

 

 

 

Distribution Fit

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

 

t-Tests on Rows

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

 

Partial Least Squares Regression

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

One/Two-Proportion Testing

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

More Power & Sample Size Tests (One/Two-Proportion, One/Two Variance)

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

 

Grubbs Test and Q-test to Detect Outliers

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Multivariate Analysis: Cluster Analysis

PRO

PRO

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PRO

PRO

View Movie

Multivariate Analysis: Principal Component Analysis

PRO

PRO

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PRO

PRO

Multivariate Analysis: Discriminant Analysis

PRO

PRO

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PRO

PRO

ROC Curve

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

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Survival Analysis: Kaplan-Meier Estimator, Cox Proportional Hazard Model, Log-Rank, etc.

PRO

PRO

PRO

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PRO

Nonparametric Tests: Mann-Whitney Test, etc.

PRO

PRO

PRO

PRO

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Power and Sample Size

PRO

PRO

PRO

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PRO

One Way and Two Way Repeated ANOVA

PRO

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PRO

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Hypothesis Testing

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Correlation Coefficient

PRO

PRO

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PRO

Normality Test

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Basic Descriptive Statistics, 1D and 2D Frequency Count, Discrete Frequencies, One/Two-Way ANOVA

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[-]Connectivity with Other Application

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Communicate with Individual Mathematica V8 or Later

       

R Console and support for Rserve to exchange data between Origin and R

     

MATLAB Console with GUI Support to Transfer Data Between Origin and MATLAB

LabVIEW Connectivity

Automation Server Support

[-]Programming

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Support for HTML Dialog with JavaScript

 

 

 

 

Origin C Access to Full NAG Mark 25 Library

 

 

 

 

Integrate Python as a Scripting Language in Origin

 

 

Ability to Encrypt OC code

 

 

Code Builder has New Editor Based on Scintilla Code, which Supports Code Folding, etc.

 

Origin C: Access to Full NAG Mark 9 Library

Generate LabTalk Script Command from Current Dialog Box Settings

X-Function: Easy Creation of Custom Tools with Automatic GUI by X-Function

X-Function: Execute X-Function from LabTalk Script and Menu

Command Window: Auto-Complete Support for Scripting

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