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Generate the word cloud image from the provided data

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The purpose of this App is to allow you to generate the word cloud image from the provided data, which is either raw data or indexed data,  in Origin.

Note: This App should work with a Python Package wordcloudTo run this App properly, please make sure that you have installed the dependent Python packages (including wordcloud, six, pyparsing, pytz, python_dateutil and matplotlib) first.


1. This app can detect and auto-install the dependent packages if they aren’t installed when you open the app. To make the auto-installation work, please make sure you are permitted to write files to the corresponding folder (<Program Folder>\64bit\PyDLLs or <Program Folder>\32bit\PyDLLs). Otherwise, please run Origin as Administrator.

2. Since 32-bit Wheel File of wordcloud package isn’t provided on PyPI yet, auto installation will fail to work on 32-bit Origin. If you want to use this App on 32-bit Origin, please download and install the wordcloud package manually. Besides the typical installation method, Origin provides an app to help you install packages:

  1. Install Package Manager for Python App in Origin.
  2. Find and download the Wheel File herePlease download the file for Python 3.5 and it should correspond to the same CPU register size as the Origin being run (32-bit or 64-bit).
  3. Install package using Package Manager for Python App.


The App consists of two panels, the left panel is for the options used to control the generated word cloud image, while the right panel is for previewing the word cloud.

Word List Section

  • Data Type Radio button – Click the button to select which data type you are going to use to create the word cloud. Raw Data is a column of words, while Indexed Data is an XY dataset in which X data is the words and Y data is the words’ frequencies.
  • Word List – Click the triangle button to select the column(s) or click … button to open Column Browser and then select the column(s).

Settings Section

  • Limit - Click the checkbox to enable the textbox, then enter a number to cut off the word list.
  • ColorMap - Select colormap to randomly draw color for each word.
  • Font -  Select font family to draw from the drop-down list.
  • Max Font Size - Specify the maximum font size for the largest word.
  • Image Width – Specify the width of the word cloud image.
  • Image Height – Specify the height of the word cloud image


  • Preview – Click to preview the generated word cloud image in the right panel (the Preview panel).
  • OK – Click to output the word cloud image to a matrix book in Origin.
  • Cancel – Click to cancel the generation and close the dialog.

Preview Options

  • Auto Preview – Tick the Auto Preview checkbox to update the preview in Preview panel automatically if the settings are changed.
  • 100% Size – Tick the 100% Size checkbox to restore the preview to 100% view, or this app will help to zoom out to show the whole word cloud image in Preview panel.


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