Origin 2018b Bug Fixes

Analysis

3-way ANOVA output wrong for certain data  
ANOVA1 with tukey get error 2003  
Embedded graph with gadget needs update when data change  
Fixed a crash in FFT Gadget.  
Improve Guassian_LorenCross function in PA  
Kruskal-Wallis ANOVA should not use the same row header for Descriptive Table when raw data from different worksheets  
Next Button in PA was disabled when switch peak finding method  
Open book should take care multiple source data sheet  
Recalculate and Rescale Issues on Virtual Matrix  
The PCA results aren't right when there is numeric data in Label column(1st col)  
Try to ignore missing values in fitting bounds for parameters  
Wrong Confidence/Prediction Bands in Polynomial Fit if using Apparent Fit  

Data Handling

"Create Categories" in Cluster gadget does not get correct data range if ROI box is rotated/skewed.  
2018 Customer Complains About Excel DDE Slowness with Large OPJ  
Customer Report on OPJU issues  
Drag and drop data file failed to set column as Date with Custom Date format  
Failure to Convert Virtual Matrix into XYZ Columns if X and Y is text.  
Origin crashes with non-unicode header row  
Slowness in MDF file Import  
Target line does not refresh in Vertical/Horizontal translate after remove  
Worksheet Script run after Import for Database  

Graphing

Annotation for Trellis Plot Get Wrong Anchor Point Position  
Arrow and line have offset after copy paste when enable AA  
Axis arrow cut off in graph pasted to word with Tight Margin Control  
Axis table lost in exported image file  
Colormap Issue for Customer Project  
Connected line was not drawn when there are many missing data points  
Contour or Image Profile Fails with Customer Matrix  
Contour Plot Freezes Origin on Turning Off Speed Mode  
Could not copy/paste column plot border color  
Could not show tooltip in Plot Details to display column modifier info  
Fail to remember Custom Axis Link  
Fail to save vertical connect for annnotation  
Fit Page to Printer did not update page dimension correctly  
Graph Issues after Delete Worksheet Column  
Group column indexed data plot pasting to CorelDRAW lost label text object  
Hidden contour line will be shown in exported vector type format like EPS/WMF  
MT Extra Font fails to export as EPS correctly  
Multiple Scatter Matrices cause user stuck by Merge Graph Windows  
Need speed up when drag and drop the layout window with multiple surface plots  
New system variable is added to prevent system theme to set axis rescale option during template loading  
Origin crash when rotate 3D Scatter plot with Text label and Leader line  
Origin fails to export graph with annotation connected by dash line  
Plot Multiple Panels by Label, Error Bars, and Grouping Issue  
Reference Line did not apply if customize other tab  
Runtime error after copy paste format for special point in scatter plot  
Size in pixel in expGraph dialog is wrong  
Slowness when drawing many columns  
Support Copy and Paste format for Stats & Formula Reference line  
Support Table Tick Label(not Panel Banner) for Trellis Plot  
Symbol disappears after change 3D symbol to 2D in certain 3D scatter plot  
Symbol tab customization should also affect box chart component  
Tick labels are auto brought to the front when copy&paste  
Too much levels will make the contour show the colors incorrectly  
Trellis stacked bar plot shows missing column  
Very Tall Customer Graph Exports with Wrong Dimensions  
Wrong line connection for Akima Spline method  
XYZ contour disappear after merge into smaller layer area  
XYZ Profile curves get broken by making multiple graphs  
XYZ surface plot with subset of data is wrong after enable error bar  
Z values messed up in Image Plot from Matrix with more than certain levels  

Installation and Licensing

Offline Activation fails if user account contains Unicode character  
The preview graph of ternary coordinate is lower quality displayed when compare with origin2017.  

Miscellaneous

app toolbar fail to work after do changes on button settings  
Long LaTeX script fails to shows correct  

Programming

page -X command to add shortcut not working for doc -e  

Origin 2018b Features

Analysis

3D Smoother  

Smooth 3D data.

Allow importing data directly into embedded matrix in worksheet when performing batch processing  

Allow importing data directly into embedded matrix in worksheet during batch processing

Batch Plot dialog now combines options for Book, Sheet and Column into one dialog  

Batch Plot dialog now combines options for Book, Sheet and Column into one dialog

Better hint indication when run Pro-only features in Regular version  

Better hint indication when run Pro-only features in Regular version

Distributed Batch Processing  

Batch processing with multiple Origin instances.

Fitting: Accuracy of p-value has been improved in nonlinear fit results.  

Fitting: Accuracy of p-value improved in nonlinear fit results

Fitting: Standard error on derived parameters is now included in the parameter Summary table  

Fitting: Standard error on derived parameters included in the parameter Summary table

Fitting: Implicit Function now support Integral  

Fitting: Implicit Function supports Integral

Fitting: Sample Curve and Equation Preview images are included when transferring FDF files from older version.  

Fitting: Sample Curve and Equation Preview images included when transferring FDF files from older version.

Fitting: Two new implicit fitting functions added for diode and solar cell data  

Fitting: Two new implicit fitting functions added for diode and solar cell data

New App to distribute multiple files across multiple cores for faster Batch Processing  

New App to distribute multiple files across multiple cores for faster Batch Processing

Peak Analysis:  New method for peak detection: Fourier Self Deconvolution  

Peak Analysis:  New method for peak detection: Fourier Self Deconvolution

Rank Models  

Fit and rank multiple functions to identify best fitting model.

Save Batch Processing dialog settings into Analysis Template  

Save Batch Processing dialog settings into Analysis Template

Signal Processing: Unit description added to metadata of STFT result  

Signal Processing: Unit description added to metadata of STFT result

Some rule changes to batch processing  

Some rule changes to batch processing for no dialogue and no interaction,

Statistics: Frequency Count/Binning tool supports output format such as: 0-10, 10-20, etc.  

Statistics: Frequency Count/Binning tool supports output format such as: 0-10, 10-20, etc.

Statistics: Hidden column will be ignored when computing statistics on rows  

Statistics: Hidden column will be ignored when computing statistics on rows

Statistics: PCA Loading plot and Biplot support improved plot labeling  

Statistics: PCA Loading plot and Biplot support improved plot labeling

Statistics: Stats on columns and rows will carry over Units from the source datasets  

Statistics: Stats on columns and rows will carry over Units from the source datasets

Support auto install of fitting function and origin template when installing opx  

Support auto install of fitting function and origin template when installing opx

Support Plot Range for Dataset Identifier for Gadgets  

Support Plot Range for Dataset Identifier for Gadgets

Support to add data from many sheets/books into a combined graph or an existing graph  

Add data from many sheets/books into a combined graph or an existing graph

Toolbar Maker  

Help to create simple and personal toolbar buttons that run script.

Data Handling

Add Matrix as a Sheet in Workbook, Allows for Analysis Templates to include image or matrix data in a single book.  

Add Matrix as a Sheet in Workbook, Allows for Analysis Templates to include image or matrix data in a single book.

ASCII Import:  

In ASCII Import, Origin's auto determine header line may not work well for all user's data.

Autosave is now available for Untitled.opj  

Autosave is now available for Untitled.opj

Cell-Embedded image supported when saving Matrix Book  

Cell-Embedded image supported when saving Matrix Book

Clone Import should trigger recalculation  

Clone Import should trigger recalculation

Cluster Gadget supports clearing category information  

Cluster Gadget supports clearing category information

Copy and paste entire worksheet across multiple Origin sessions.  

Copy and paste entire worksheet across multiple Origin sessions.

CSV Import: Added option for starting new rows when importing multiple files  

CSV Import: Added option for starting new rows when importing multiple files

Customer Report on OPJU issues  

Customer‘s OPJU Crashing on load. 

Export ASCII to support ignore empty columns  

Add a checkbox named as "Ignore Ending Empty Columns", to control ascii export, to ignore empty columns from the end.

impcsv always import data from specific columns range since Origin2018  

impcsv always import data from specific columns range since Origin2018

Import data with Start New Columns mode will not overwrite empty columns with merged column labels  

Import data with Start New Columns mode will not overwrite empty columns with merged column labels

Import data with Start New Columns mode will overwrite columns with missing values before creating additional columns  

Import data with Start New Columns mode will overwrite columns with missing values before creating additional columns

Improve Project Backup Mechanism  

Improve Project Backup Mechanism

Improvements to labels in ASCII import dialog  

Improvements to labels in ASCII import dialog

MDF Import: Significant improvement to speed of MDF Import  

MDF Import: Significant improvement to speed of MDF Import

More wav format wanted  

impWav supports importing 24bit .wav file and multi-channel .wav file.

Option to default to old OPJ format for saving projects  

Option to default to old OPJ format for saving projects

Optional better handling of worksheet with large number of sparklines that may slow down opening projects.  

Optional better handling of worksheet with large number of sparklines that may slow down opening projects.

Optional faster rendering of graphs when many are shown at once and/or overlapped  

Optional faster rendering of graphs when many are shown at once and/or overlapped

Partial Column Import in impBRUKER dialog  

Partial Import node is added in BRUKER OPUS import dialog to import part of columns.

Save files to or open files from Google Drive  

Save files to or open files from Google Drive

Stack Columns tool check numeric for group identifier label row  

In Stack Columns, choose a label row as Group Identifier, then Origin will check if all value is numeric and not set it as categorical in the result.

Stack Columns tool will maintain column plot designation for Other columns  

Keep column plot designation for other columns in the Stack Columns result.

Start New Sheet import mode should extend to allow more sheets  

Start New Sheet import mode should extend to allow more sheets

Support Excel column notation in condition string for Counif() function  

For Averageif(), Countif(), and Sumif() function, you can use Excel column name in condition string argument in 2018b.

Support for custom formatting of User Parameter rows in Worksheet  

From Origin 2018b, user is allowed to set data format for a Parameter row or a User-Defined parameter row.

Support more numeric format like Excel  

Support more numeric format like Excel

Support more options when Copy Columns to  

Support more options when Copy Columns to.

Support the import Excel theme created from old version  

Support the import Excel theme created from old version

Graphing

3D XYZ bar graph supports customization of individual bars  

3D XYZ bar graph supports customization of individual bars

Active Window is indicated by a frame around the window. Color and line style can be customized.  

Indicate active window with a frame and customize color and line style

Added Alignment/Positioning options for Axis Titles with respect to axis position  

Added Alignment/Positioning options for Axis Titles with respect to axis position

Added Connect Control for 3D Waterfall.  

New connect line control for 3D Waterfall

Added Rescale Axis option to axis context menu  

Added Rescale Axis option to axis context menu

Allow displaying reference lines on top of data  

Allow displaying reference lines on top of data

Apply changes to axes immediately from secondary dialogs that pop up  

Apply changes to axes immediately from secondary dialogs that pop up

Auto option added Colormap rescale modes  

Auto option added colormap rescale modes 

Better legend position when Fitting Layers to Page  

Better legend position when Fitting Layers to Page

Contour Profile/Image Profile Improvements  

Contour Profile/Image Profile Improvements

Customize Layer/Plot/Axes properties across all layers  

Customize Layer/Plot/Axes properties across all layers

Easier notation for adding labels when merging multiple graphs, including support for Roman numerals  

Easier notation for adding labels when merging multiple graphs

Easier way to modify symbol shape for special point  

Easier way to modify symbol shape for special point

Easier way to show/hide error bars and data labels from Object Manager  

Easier way to show/hide error bars and data labels from Object Manager

Enlarged graph using scale-in tool supports multiple overlapped layers  

Enlarged graph using scale-in tool supports multiple overlapped layers

Export graphs with PE folder name included in the name of the exported file  

Export graphs with PE folder name included in the name of the exported file

Extend arrow at end of axis to show outside of the layer limit  

Extend arrow at end of axis to show outside of the layer limit

Fit all layers to maximum available page area, including option for margins.  

Margin control to fit all layers in graph into page area nicely.

Hotkey Ctrl+Shift+Drag to duplicate the annotation object to another data point and add visual feedback when moving annotation  

Annotation object can be applied to another point by Ctrl+Shift+Drag

Improve arrow object control  

New system variable to toggle between sharp arrow and round-head arrow

Improve Copy Page for Embedded Graphs  

Embedded/floating graph can be copied as actual Graph, but not an EMF.

Improve Handling of Date/Non-Categorical Grouping Data in Indexed Group Box Plot  

Better support Date/Non-Categorical Grouping Data in Indexed Group Box Plot

Improve preview of 3D OpenGL graphs in dialogs  

Improved 3D OpenGL graph preview in dialogs

Improve the assignment of columns to layers for multi-panel plots  

Improve the assignment of columns to layers for multi-panel plots

Integrate Gadget now supports marking of Fill Area under multiple curves  

Integrate Gadget now supports marking of Fill Area under multiple curves

Keep Aspect Ratio check box at Page level, to resize page  

Keep Aspect Ratio check box at Page level, to resize page

Little Dialog to control Margin Offsets  

 Little Dialog to control Margin Offsets

More controls added to Bubble Scale  

Add Bubble Edge Thickness control

More flexible color scale object, including arbitrary color scale  

More flexible color scale object, including arbitrary color scale

More options and script commands to customize application of Master Page elements  

More options and script commands to customize application of Master Page elements

New LT command to force all layers to have scale factor fixed but keep the look  

New LT command to force all layers to have scale factor fixed but keep the look

No limit for characters of tick labels  

No limit for characters of tick labels

Option to bring the newly pasted graph object to front  

Option to bring the newly pasted graph object to front

Option to export multiple graphs as a single multi-page PDF file  

Option to export multiple graphs as a single multi-page PDF file

Option to ignore blank data when deciding column bar plot spacing  

Option to ignore blank data when deciding column bar plot spacing

Page size change to keep same look  

Page size change to keep same look

Pie Chart label supports Apply to layer etc  

Pie Chart label supports Apply to layer etc

Rename Plot Groups instead of just using g1, g2, ... in Object Manager  

Rename Plot Groups instead of just using g1, g2, ... in Object Manager

Rescale axes of linked overlapping layers  

Rescale axes of linked overlapping layers

Scale factor for fill pattern entries in legend. Applies only to Geology patterns.  

Scale factor for fill pattern entries in legend. Applies only to Geology patterns.

Support as end of column/row for size, when creating virtual matrices  

Support <end> as end of column/row for size, when creating virtual matrices

Support 2D annotation for 3D scatter plot.  

Support 2D annotation for 3D scatter plot

Support Box Chart in Trellis Plot to provide easier way for controlling box charts arrangements from grouped data.  

Support Box Chart in Trellis Plot

Support for grouping and ungrouping of data plots in Object Manager  

Support for grouping and ungrouping of data plots in Object Manager

Support for label to be attached to data or error bar  

Support for label to be attached to data or error bar

Support for Stacked Column and 100% Stacked Column plot types in Trellis Plot  

Support for Stacked Column and 100% Stacked Column plot types in Trellis Plot

Support line style customization for vector graph  

Support line style customization for vector graph

Support more 2D arrow shapes in 3D graphs  

Support more 2D arrow shapes in 3D graphs

Support Tagging Sheet as Exclude from Plotting Dialog  

Support Tagging Sheet as Exclude from Plotting Dialog

Support total label for 3d stacked column/bar plots  

Support total label for 3d stacked column/bar plots

System variable to control double-click legend behavior  

System variable to control double-click legend behavior

Miscellaneous

Add a new option to Object Manager  

Add a new option to Object Manager

Allow using English date format in Chinese/Japanese language setting  

Allow using English date format in Chinese/Japanese language setting

Bottom panel of Project Explorer no longer lists folders  

Bottom panel of Project Explorer no longer lists folders

Extra large icon view for workbooks and matrices in Project Explorer and Windows File Explorer  

Extra large icon view for workbooks and matrices in Project Explorer and Windows File Explorer

Fix Window Properties dialog, GetN Graph preview dialog, and Peak Analyzer dialog show incompletely in High DPI or low resolution  

Fix dialogs show incompletely in High DPI or low resolution

Hide preview of OPJU with password protection  

Hide preview of OPJU with password protection

Hotkey Ctrl+D to control show tooltip or not  

Hotkey Ctrl+D to control show tooltip or not

How to control which window display in File Explorer thumbnail and Preview  

Control which window display in File Explorer thumbnail and Preview

Improvements on Converting to Scientific Notation  

Improvements on Converting to Scientific Notation

Installed Apps can be updated automatically to make sure they are always the newest version  

Update installed Apps automatically to make sure they are always the newest version

New menu and improvements to quickly set up and apply Master Page elements such as logos and timestamps to all graphs.  

New menu item to open and customize Master Page and apply to all graphs

Plot menu icon size can be scaled by a factor from 0.5 to 2  

Plot menu icon size been scaled by a factor from 0.5 to 2

Set Group Folder Location should not require run as admin  

Set Group Folder Location doesn’t require run as admin

Show both Long Name and Short Name in List and Icon Views in Project Explorer  

Show both Long Name and Short Name in List and Icon Views in Project Explorer

Support for naming of custom colors  

Support for naming of custom colors

Programming

LabTalk: Getting the information about the cell link that is in a cell with labtalk  

Getting the information about the cell link that is in a cell with LabTalk

LabTalk: LabTalk function to converts text to a number  

LabTalk function to converts text to a number

LabTalk: LabTalk Hex related functions to handle bigger values  

LabTalk Hex related functions to handle bigger values

LabTalk: New command to remove dividers  

New LabTalk command to remove dividers

LabTalk: Skip Columns when Plotting and after Plotting  

LabTalk: Skip Columns when Plotting and after Plotting

LabTalk: Support for programming way to control Master Item display  

LabTalk: Support for programming way to control Master Item display

Labtalk:  function Unique() to find unique members of a column in SCV  

Labtalk:  function Unique() to find unique members of a column in SCV

LabTalk:  New command to turn on audit log for all projects.  

LabTalk:  New command to turn on audit log for all projects.

LabTalk:  Script access to better support install and uninstall of Origin files that D&D can install  

LabTalk:  Script access to better support install and uninstall of Origin files that D&D can install

OC: Added a parameter for specifying the title of dialog created by "okoc_folder_browser"  

Added a parameter for specifying the title of dialog created by "okoc_folder_browser"

OC: Better default for index in  GetParameterResults  

Better default for index in  GetParameterResults

OC: function for Code Builder File Access  

function for Code Builder File Access

OC: Need better support for accessing embedded matrix via LabTalk and OriginC  

Need better support for accessing embedded matrix via LabTalk and OriginC

OC: Access to get and set LabTalk LT properties of Origin Objects  

Access to get and set LabTalk LT properties of Origin Objects

OC: Functions for  Batch Plotting  

Functions for  Batch Plotting

Python: API for calling Origin from outside Python  

API for calling Origin from outside Python

X-Function: findFiles x-function now supports recursive folder  

findFiles x-function now supports recursive folder

X-Function: More output options for mstats xf  

More output options for mstats X-Function

Origin 2018b Known Issues

Analysis

Can not edit the bin size of the histogram from Statistics on Columns in 2018b and 2019  
Origin crashed if global fit with fix specific parameter  

Data Handling

cell(nrow, ncol) function in F(x) of column header is broken  
Internal Excel XLSX book in 32 bit Origin failed to be opened in PC with only 64 bit Excel  
Saving project as OPJ file caused File Size to Increase  
Set Column Value calculation failed to work in inserted rows  

Graphing

Box Chart: Fail to connect customized percentiles points  
Error bar fill failed to draw transparency correctly  
Log10, etc. axis scale broken in Trellis Plot  
Minus error bar failed to start from top of the bar  
Object/Text size changes when resizing graph page  
Origin crashes when clicking/draging the label with leader line in 3d scatter  

Programming

Origin can't find the latest R 3.5.0 installation.  

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