6.6.7 Scatter Central Plot


Summary

A scatter central plot is a graph with the X and Y axes located in the middle of the layer. In this tutorial, a scatter central plot will be created, then the symbol and the axes will be customized.

Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 9.png

Minimum Origin Version Required: Origin 2015 SR0

What you will learn

  • Set column values using Set Values dialog box
  • Create a scatter central plot
  • Change the color and shape of the scatter points
  • Customize axis tick labels

Steps

  1. Start with an empty worksheet with two columns. We are going to fill a worksheet column with values using the Set Values dialog box.
  2. Highlight column A, right-click and select Fill Column with: Row Numbers from the shortcut menu. Right-click column A again and select Set Column Values to open the Set Values dialog box. Type This - 11 in the text box, then click Apply to finish setting values for column A.
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 1.png
  3. Click the Button Expand Panel Right.png button to select column B in the Set Values dialog box. Type A^2 + A + 1 in the text box this time. Then click OK to set values for column B.
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 2.png
  4. Highlight column B and select Plot > Basic 2D : Scatter Central from the Origin main menu. This creates a scatter central plot.
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 3.png
  5. We will change the color and shape of the scatter points. Double-click on the scatter plot to open the Plot Details dialog, expand Layer1 node on the left panel and highlight its sub-node. In the Symbol tab of right panel, click the down-sided triangle button beside Preview and choose the solid circle symbol. Click the button beside Symbol Color and choose Individual Color: Red. Click OK to close Plot Details.
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 4.png
  6. Now we will customize the axes. Double click on the Y axis to open the Axis dialog box. On the Scale tab for Y Axis, change the To value to 450.
  7. Click Special Ticks tab, enter 200 in At Axis Value column right below Axis End and uncheck its correspond box in Show column to hide the special tick as displayed in following:
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 6.png
  8. Click the Bottom icon on the left panel and click to highlight the Axis End row, then choose Hide from the drop-down list in Show column.
  9. Click OK to finish axes settings. The scatter central plot looks like the following.
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 8.png
  10. Now, delete the legend and change the labels of axes A to X and B to Y and make the text bold.
  11. Right click on the X axis label and select Properties shortcut menu and choose 0 from Rotate(deg.) drop-down list, and click OK. Move the X to the end of X axis. Add a text object Y = X2 + X + 1 and customize it as Y=X^2+X+1 through the following steps:
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 10.png
  12. The final graph looks like the following:
    Graph Gallery Scatter Central Plot 9.png