OriginLab releases Origin and OriginPro 9.1 data analysis and graphing software

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Thursday, October 31, 2013

OriginLab, a leading publisher of data analysis and graphing software, today announced the release of Origin® and OriginPro® version 9.1. The new version includes a set of features and enhancements that were developed based on customer feedback and industry demand. Origin and OriginPro are used by more than 500,000 registered customers worldwide, spanning Fortune Global 500 companies, research institutions, and colleges and universities across various disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, engineering, and manufacturing.

Origin 9.1 provides more than 200 new features and improvements to version 9.0, which was released last year. Among the key enhancements in version 9.1 are new graph types, including Grouped Box Chart and Column/Bar Plot, Piper Diagram, 3D Ternary Surface Plot, 3D Waterfall Plot, 100% Stacked Column/Bar Plot, and Marginal Histogram/Box Chart. Several time-saving features are also included, such as Batch Plotting to create duplicate graphs from other worksheets and columns, Batch Analysis on multiple data plots using interactive gadgets, copying and pasting analysis operations to new data, and a custom worksheet header row for quickly assigning and editing column formulas.

Another key feature in Origin 9.1 is a redesigned graph axis dialog. The new tree-based dialog design provides a number of additional advanced options for graph customization, including multiple axis breaks with customizable break gaps and break indicators, user-defined axes scales, and tick label tables, which are particularly useful for grouped data plots. The latest version also introduces auto-positioning of labels in graphs, with the ability to add leader lines and to place labels arbitrarily such as attaching to data plot, to axes, or at fixed positions within the graph layer. New data analysis features include Akima Spline interpolation, Lowess and Loess smoothing, and several improvements to existing analysis tools.

OriginPro contains all of the Origin 9.1 features, as well as new tools for Partial Least Square Regression, additional Power & Sample Size tests, an Orthogonal Distance Regression algorithm for Nonlinear Curve Fitting, a tool to fit and rank multiple fitting models, and a gadget to perform 2D integration over a region of interest.

“Although this is a minor version release, we have added a number of new features and improvements based on feedback we received from customers throughout the past year,” said Dr. C.P. Yang, OriginLab’s founder and CEO. “The new graph types and redesigned axis dialog in Origin 9.1 will provide users with many more options for visualizing and presenting their data.”

Significant enhancements available in Origin 9.1 span all major areas of the software. New features and improvements include:

  • New Graph Types, including Grouped Box Charts, Grouped Column/Bar Plots, 3D Waterfall Plot, 3D Ternary Surface Plot, Piper Diagram, Marginal Histogram/Box Chart
  • Improved Polar Plot
  • Multiple Axis Breaks, User-Defined Axis Scale, Multiple Special Tick Labels
  • Smart Labeling: Auto-positioning of Data Labels
  • Batch Plotting
  • Formula Label Row in Worksheets
  • Batch Analysis using Gadgets
  • Copy and Paste Analysis Operations
  • Partial Least Square Regression
  • Akima Spline Interpolation, Lowess and Loess Smoothing

To learn more about the benefits of the latest features, please visit www.OriginLab.com/91.

Origin is available in various forms ranging from a single user package to an institution- or company-wide site license. In multiple-copy licenses, OriginLab offers concurrent license management, allowing you to install the software on as many computers as you need. Origin can also be applied as an OEM (original equipment manufacturer) solution for instrument manufacturers.

System Requirements

Microsoft® Windows® XP, Windows® Vista, Windows® 7, or Windows® 8; 1.5 GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor; 1 GB of RAM; a DVD drive (if installing from DVD); and 2 GB of free hard disk space. Mac users can run on a virtual machine meeting these same requirements.

About OriginLab Founded in 1992, OriginLab develops data analysis and graphing software for users in corporations, government agencies, colleges and universities worldwide. Its flagship products, Origin and OriginPro, provide a comprehensive solution for scientists and engineers at any technical level to analyze, graph, and professionally present data. OriginLab has offices in Northampton and Wellesley, Mass., and Guangzhou, China. For more information, visit www.originlab.com.