# Graphing

With over 100 built-in graph types, Origin makes it easy to create and customize publication-quality graphs. You can simply start with a built-in graph template and then customize every element of your graph to suit your needs. Easily add additional axes, as well as multiple panels/layers to your graph page. Save your settings as a custom template for repeat use. In addition, you can do batch plotting with other dataset.

## Column, Bar & Pie Graphs

Column, Bar and Pie Charts are widely used across all fields, for their simplicity and ease of interpretation. Origin supports:

- Basic, stacked, grouped Column & Bar chart
- Floating Column & Bar chart

- 3D Column chart
- 2D pie chart

- 3D pie chart

## Line & Symbol Graphs

Origin supports:

- Line plot
- Scatter plot (with XY Error bar, Column Scatter, Drop line, Color Map, Size Map)
- Line + Symbol plot
- Area plot

- Area
- Stacked Area
- Fill Area

## Multi-Axis & Multi-Panel Graphs

To present multiple datasets in the same graph window, Origin provides:

- Multi-axis graph
- Multi-panel graph

## Ternary & Piper Graphs

Ternary and Piper diagrams are two specialized graph types with applications primarily in the geosciences and civil engineering. Origin supports:

- 2D Ternary (with Scatter or Contour)
- 3D Ternary (with Scatter or Colormap Surface)
- Piper chart

## Polar Graphs

Polar graphs are relevant to any phenomena characterized by its direction and distance from a fixed point, for example, temperature distribution in Earth's Polar Regions. Polar graphs are also useful for intuitive visualization of multivariate data. Origin features easy-to-use templates to display data and functions in polar coordinates, including radar and windrose diagrams.

## Waterfall Graphs

Origin's Waterfall graphs are ideal for comparing variations between multiple datasets created under similar conditions. The graph has a three-dimensional effect, enabling you to see variations in the Y or Z-direction.

- 2D Waterfall
- 3D Waterfall

## Contour & Heat Map

Origin's contour graph can be created from both XYZ worksheet data and matrix data. It includes the ability to apply a color fill and/or a fill pattern to the contours, display contour lines (equipotential lines) and contour labels, as well as adjust contour levels. A color-scale object can be included with the contour plot to serve as a legend. XY data of contour line can be extracted.

## Vector Plots

A vector graph is a multidimensional graph used in industries such as meteorology, aviation, and construction that illustrates flow patterns (e.g. of wind, water, magnetic field), and represents both direction and magnitude at each point. Origin provides:

- 2D Vector graphs
- 3D Vector graphs

## 3D Graphs

Origin supports free transforms of 3D plots. Some transforms can be done in real time, e.g. rotation, stretching or skewing. Origin provides:

- 3D Symbol/Trajectory/Vector Plot
- 3D Basic and Stacked Bar Plot
- 3D Surface Plot

- 3D Function Plot
- 3D Ribbons/Walls Plot

- 3D Waterfall
- 3D Ternary

## Trellis Plot

Using grouped data, you can create various types of trellis plots in Origin 2017:

- Scatter
- Line and Symbol
- Bar
- Column

Flexible configuration and customization options include:

- Add, delete, modify horizontal and vertical panel columns
- Wrap panels
- Overlap panels
- Add Gap between panels

## Statistical Graphs

Origin upports many types of Statistical graph:

- Box Chart, Grouped Box Chart
- Histogram, Stacked Histograms
- Marginal Box/ Histogram Chart
- Histogram + Probabilities Plot

- Scatter Matrix Plots
- Bridge Charts
- Probability & Q-Q Plots

- QC(x bar R) Chart
- Pareto Chart
- Statistics Bars

## Specialized Graphs

Origin upports many types of Specialized graph:

- Wind Rose (Binned/Raw Data)
- Radar/Spider Plots

- Smith Charts
- Zoom Graph

- Stock Graphs

## Profile Plots

Origin allows you to create profiles on contour and image graphs, allowing easy inspection of vertical and horizontal cross-sections of your data.

- Profile along horizontal, vertical or arbituary lines
- Multiple profiles on the same plot

- Customize profile line width and calculate profile quantities such as min, max, mean, median, sum, and SD

## Function Plot

Origin supports many types of function plots, including 2D and 3D parametric functions. 2D parametric functions are widely used in describing circles, parabolas, and hyperbolas, while 3D parametric functions describe parametric surfaces.

## Image Graphs

Origin comes with two built-in image graph types: image plots and image profiles.