The current version of the plotting program, Origin, is now available for use on campus. A list of the features and changes is available from the Origin Lab web site.
The program can be installed from the network share \\ditto\rc\origin or from the software center. It is easier to install from the software center, if it is available on your computer.
To access the software center, go to the “All Programs” list on your computer, find “Microsoft System Center”, and open the program “Software Center” found there.
In the program, select “Applications” and use the search box in the right to find origin. Click on the “Origin 2018” icon and then “Install”.
The message from the vendor included this list of key updates:
Key features in this new version include: General Features: ----------------- App Center for easy installation and update of Apps Improved Origin Central dialog including keyword search of sample graphs Preview and thumbnail views of Origin Graphs in Windows Explorer and File open dialog Project File structure (OPJU) with significant improvement in file size Unicode(UTF-8) support Automatic transfer of User Files from previous version Automatic transfer of workspace layout from previous version Unsaved projects auto saved for 7 days, accessible from Origin Central Ignore hidden columns/plots from analysis Customize default digits for analysis output in each tool Grouping support for Statistics on Rows Automatically set peak area/amplitude bounds based on peak direction in Peak Analyzer Several pre-installed Apps for publishing and curve fitting Batch Processing: Include graph images in Summary sheet Batch Processing: Recreate workbook for specific file entries from Summary sheet Batch Processing supports more data sources such as XYZ, Worksheets and Ranges Automatic license activation for 2017 users with valid maintenance Version-independent folders for UFF, Licensing, Autosave etc, for easier migration to future versions Graphing Features: ------------------ Bridge Chart (McKinsey-Style Waterfall) Double-Y Box Chart Multi-Y Color Mapped Line Series 4D XYZ Surface Plot with Custom Boundary Customize symbol properties in Legend, or add new customized symbol/line entries Add Reference Lines using statistical functions or custom expression Leader Lines for Pie Chart Arrows at Axis begin or end Total Label on Stacked Column/Bar Chart Labels for 2D Vector Plot Column gap control for Double-Y Column Plot Plotting two Y columns with numeric X will use row indexing for X axis labels Lighting effect for 3D Wall Plot Change light source direction in 3D graph by pressing S key and dragging mouse Axis break supports proportional unit for each segment More options for wrapping text based Tick Labels Interactively select area of Graph Page for export or to copy-paste to other applications Use system color increment list when adding new plots into existing graph Easier way to turn on/off Active Dataset indicator in Legend Symbol size increment for each plot in group Decimal separator for labels and annotations can be controlled at Graph Page level Control display of masked data at Graph Page level Graph Theme support for Anti-aliasing Fit results table pasted to Graph offers more options for quantities to be reported Copy and paste Excel cells to Graph will paste as text by default Set color of selected region of plot with Cluster Gadget Delete Color Lists/Palettes from Color Chooser or Show All to restore Evenly distribute selected Layers/Graphic Objects horizontally or vertically CTRL+A hotkey to select all Layers in Graphs and all objects in Layout pages Pick data points from graph Worksheet Features: ------------------- Cell Formula support for Data and Label Row cells. Extend by dragging. Fixed referencing supported. Enter Unicode character by typing code and pressing ALT+X Character Map dialog to find and insert Unicode characters in cells Image pop up for embedded graphs and images in worksheet cells and header rows X-Function to set format of selected cells Rename sheet name and long name in Navigate Worksheet dialog Maximum number of Worksheets in Workbook increased to 1024 Set Origin as default program to open desired data files Source File header row to show imported file name Ignore hidden columns in ASCII export Import specified column/rows for ASCII, Excel and CSV Undo import of ASCII, Excel and CSV Toolbar Buttons for Re-import and Clone Import Menu to export embedded graphs New Apps: --------- Simple Fit Global Peak Fit OPJ Searcher FFT Examiner Operations Manager Gage Study Kernel Density for Polar and Ternary Paired Comparison Plot Composite Spectrum Regression Equation Solver Programming: ------------ LabTalk and Origin C string functions can operate on UTF-8 encoded string Diff() function supports padding at begin or end LabTalk command to convert C and CPP files to encrypted OCZ files for distribution Additional dialog-related Win API functions LabTalk improvements to export embedded graphs, graph sheets during batch process Graph object properties access from Origin C Code Builder "Find" improvements More NAG Mark 25 functions accessible from Origin C