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8.* is for Origin 8.6, Origin 8.51, Origin 8.5, Origin 8.1 and Origin 8.0

9.* is for Origin 9.0 and Origin 9.1

For information on forward- and backward-compatibility of Origin files, see this FAQ.

[-] Project Management

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Preview and Thumbnail of Origin graphs in Windows Explorer

         

Auto Save Files User Chooses Not to Save And Access Them From Origin Central.

         

New project file structure (OPJU) with significant improvement in project size

         

Unsaved Projects Auto Saved for 7 days, Accessible from Origin Central

         
 

Graph Preview, Comments Tooltip in Project Explorer

   

Find String anywhere in Project

   
 

Lock Worksheet

   

Project Explorer Support for Left/Right Split of Panels

 

Auto-Hide for Project Explorer and other Dockable Windows

 

Password Protection for Opening Project, and Audit Log of Project Save with Optional Password Protection

Project Explorer Add Window Shortcut to Favorites Folder

Add Comment to Origin Window/Folder

Project Explorer(PE) to Help Organize Origin Data

[-] Batch Processing

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Better Summary Book for Graph and Results Viewing

         

More Data Source Support Batch Processing

         
 
View Movie

Smart Plotting with Cloneable Graph Templates

     
 
View Movie

Clone Workbook/Worksheet during Import for Batch Processing

     
 
View Movie

Word Template for Report Creation in Batch Process

     
 

Batch Plotting - Duplicate Graphs by Using Data from Different Sheets

 

Generate Gadget Output for All Data Plots in the Graph

 
 

Copy & Paste Formula and Labels between Columns

 
 
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Copy & Paste Fitting Operation

 
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Repeat Analysis on All Plots in Graph or All Columns in Worksheet

 
View Movie

Batch Processing with Summary Report Using AnalysisTemplates™

 

Batch Peak Fitting of Multiple Datasets Using Peak Analyzer Theme

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[-] Ease of Use

2018

2017

2016

2015

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8.*

App Center for Easy APP Access and Maintenance

         

Automatic transfer of User Files and User Interface from Previous Version

         

Version-independent Folders for UFF, Licensing, Autosave etc, For Easier Migration to Future Versions

         

Several Pre-installed Apps for Publishing and Curve Fitting

         

Enter Unicode Character by Typing Code and Pressing ALT X

         

Ignore Hidden Ccolumns/Plots From Analysis

         

Customize Default Digits for Analysis Output in Each Analysis Tool

         

Origin Central Dialog which Helps User to Get Start from Origin

       

New Plot Menu with Large Icons

       

Mouse hover of data plot shows tooltip of source data

       

Switch Layers in Axis dialog

       

Analysis Report, English language option in J or G Origin

       
 

Better Color Control to Pick more Colors and Define Custom Colors

     
 
View Movie

Object Manager to Easily Turn On/Off Plots and Layers

     

Apps Gallery for Managing Apps Installed from File Exchange

     
 
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Improve Curve Fitting and Statistics Dialogs to be Tab-based for Easy Navigation

     

Collapsible Menus and Context Menus

   
 

F(x) Column Label Row for Column Formula

 
 

Set Multiple Column Values

 

Copy, Paste and Apply Graph Format and Theme

Analysis Templates™ with Custom ReportSheets for Repeat Analysis

Consolidated Reports with Collapsible Tables

Save Analysis Dialog Settings as Theme for Future Use

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Recalculation of Results on Data or Parameter Change

[-] Graph Types

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Bridge Chart (McKinsey-Style Waterfall)

         

Double Y Box Chart

         

Multi-Y Color Mapped Line Series

         

4D XYZ Surface with Custom Boundary

         

Trellis Plot with Flexible customization options: Wrap Panels, Overlap Panels, Add Gap between panels

       

Line Series, Statistics Bars

       

3D Stacked Bars, 100% 3D Stacked Bars with new Bar Shapes

       

Interval Plot

     

Heat Map

   

Column Scatter Plot with or without Jitter

   

Kernel Density Plot

   

Grouped Column PlotsGrouped Box Chart

 
 

Variable Column/ Bar Width

 
 

100% Stacked Column/ Bar Plots

 

3D OpenGL Waterfall

 

3D Ternary Surface

 
 

Piper/ Trilinear Diagram

 
 

Marginal Histogram/Box Chart

 

3D Surface/ Bar Plot From Worksheet XYZ Columns

 

3D Bar Plot with Z Error Bars

 
 
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3D Parametric Function Plot

 
 
View Movie

Radar/ Spider Chart

2D/ 3D Function Plot and 2D Parametric Function Plot

 
View Movie

Multiple Intersecting Surfaces

 

3D Vector Plot

3D Bar Plot

 

Image/ Contour Profile Plot

Scatter Matrix

Contour Plot

Basic 2D, 3D, and Statistics Graphs

[-] Graph Customization

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Create Custom Legend Entries

         

Statistics Reference Lines on Graph with Full Customization

         

Arrows at Axis Begin or End

         

Total Label on Stacked Column/Bar Chart

         

Column Gap control for Double-Y Column Plot

         

Lighting Effect for 3D Wall Plot

         

Leader Line for Pie Chart

         

Distribute Selected Layers/Graphic Objects Horizontally or Vertically

         

Labels for 2D Vector Plot

         

Symbol Size Increment For Each Plot in Group

         

Plotting Two Y columns With Numeric X Will Use Row Indexing For X Axis Labels

         

Change Light Source Direction in 3D Graph by Pressing S Key and Dragging Mouse

         

Pick Data Points from Graph

         

Axis Break Supports Proportional Unit for Each Segment

         

New Annotation Dialog with More Controls for Object Customization

       

More Hatch Patterns, including Geology Patterns

       

Dropline Direction Control in 2D/3D graphs

       

Support More Bar Shapes for 3D Bars

       

Histograms: Label with bin counts, percentage or both

       

Grouped Plots: Unbalanced subgroups can display grid line separators, set gaps by dataset

       

Support for all 2D objects in 3D graphs: Table, image, drawn objects, bubble scale, OLE object

       

Axis improvements: Multiple reference lines and shading between in 2D graphs; more rescale options, tick labels combine column labels, leader lines for special ticks, wrap tick labels for 3D plots

       

New system colors add fresh look to graphs

       
 
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Skip Weekend and Holidays in Financial Plot

     
 
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Text and Legend Improvements: Multi-line Spacing, Annotation Customization, Legend Text Color same as Legend Symbols

     

Show Symbol in 3D XYY Waterfall, Walls and Ribbons

     
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Position Label/Metadata Anywhere on Data Plot

     
 

Align Layers at Specified Value, Share Common Scale among Layers

     

New Tab-based Axis Dialog with Multi-axis Selection and Easy Navigation

   

Wrap Axis Tick Labels, Customize Individual Special Ticks, Custom Axis Scale Formula for 3D OpenGL Axis

   

Boundary Customization in Contour Plot

   

More Customization of Color Scale in Contour Plot

   

Linear and Nested Bubble Scale for Bubble Plot

   

Drag Legend to Multiple Columns, Hide Legend of Hidden Plots, Reverse Order of Legend

   

Custom Percentile and Jitter Points in Box Chart

   
 

Plot: User Defined: Menu to Access Customized Templates

 
 

Smart Labels - Auto Position of Data Labels

 
 

User Defined Axis Scale Type

 
 

Multiple Axis Breaks with No Gap

 
 

Multiple Special Ticks Labels

 
 

Isometric - Link Axis Length to Scale by X/Y Ratio

 

More Legend Types: Box Chart Components, Point by Point, Categorical Values

 
 

Customized Color/Shape/Interior/Line Increment List for Plot

 

3D Surface Improvements: Lighting Effect, Mesh, Flatten, Shift

 
 
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Zoom and Pan Inside Graph Layer

 

Customizable Data Info Display Window to Read Coordinates and more

 

Transparency and Gradient Fill Control in Graphs

 

Embed and Edit Microsoft Word, Excel and Equation Objects Inside Graphs and Layouts

 

Non-Linear Z-Axis and Y- and Z-Value Colormap Support for Waterfall Plots

 

Move, Rotate, Skew and Resize 3D Graphs

 
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Axis Tick Locations Controls

Box Chart with Box/Whisker/Outliers Controls

 

Fill Area Under/Between Line Plots

 

Polar Plot with Azimuth and Radial Axis Controls

[-] Data Management

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Cell Formula Support for for Data and Label Row Cells

         

X-Function to Set Format of Selected Cells

         

Maximum Number of Worksheets/MatrixSheet in Workbook/MatrixBook Increased to 1024

         

Simpler Spreadsheet Cell Notation for Column Formulas

       

Ability to include LaTeX in text labels/legends, and in worksheet header rows etc

       

Embed Layout Window in Worksheet

       
 
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Select or Hide Columns in Worksheet by Column Label

     

Append Worksheet by Matched Column

     

Search & Insert Function and Show Function Syntax Hint in Set Column Values Dialog Box

   

Customize Categorical Data Order and Apply it to other Columns

   

Append Worksheet Row-wise or Column-wise

   
 

Generate Patterned Data

 
 

Sort Column by Values in Column Label Rows, Reduce Columns

 

Lock Filter Condition in those Columns Linked to Source Columns

 

Excel-Like Data Filtering

 
 

Floating Graphs/Layout in Worksheet

 
 

Split a Worksheet into Multiple Worksheets by Number of Columns/Rows, or by Column Label

XYZ Gridding in Linear or Logarithmic Scale

 

Reduce XY Data by Group, Reduce Data to Evenly Spaced X

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Reduce Each Column in Worksheet by Combining Duplicate Rows

 

Pivot Table

 

Stack Columns and Unstack Columns

 

Reduce Duplicate X Data, Reduce Data by Skipping Every N Points

Worksheet Query (Extract Values from Worksheet)

[-] Miscellaneous

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Unicode(UTF-8) Support

         

Connection to OriginLab website using secure connection (https)

         
 
View Movie

Zoom and Pan on Graphs, Worksheets, Matrices and Layouts

Native 64-Bit and 32-Bit Application

[-] Importing

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Set Origin as Default Program to Open Data Files

         

New Toolbar Buttons for Reimoport and Clone Import

         

Import Specified Column/Rows only in Excel and CSV

         

Source File Header Row to Show Imported File Name

         

Undo Import of ASCII, Excel and CSV

         
 

New Excel Import Routine that does not Require Excel Installation

       
 

More 3rd-Party Import Formats: ISF, SAS, BRUKER OPU

     
 

Script after Import and Column Plot Designation for More Import Routines

     

Import SPSS Data Files

   
 

Import OPJ

 
 

Import MAT File Structure

 

Specify Channel When Importing MDF, NITDM, DIADem, Prism, pClamp, Matlab data files

 
 

File Import Menu Customization Dialog

Import TDMS 2009, MZXML and Prism Files

 

SQL Editor for Database Import

Import Excel, Multi-Line CSV and Binary 2D Array

3rd Party Formats Support for pCLAMP 2.0NI DIAdem/TDMETAS MDFJCAMP-DXNetCDF, etc.

Graphically Construct SQL Queries

ASCII and Binary Import Wizard Provides Visual Feedback during Import

Import Images (PNG, GIF, TIF, TGA, PCX, PSD, WMF ect (Convert to Raster))

Drag-and-Drop Data File from Windows Explorer into Origin

Import Wizard Filter for Repeat Import of Similar Data

[-] Exporting & Presentation

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Copy / Export User-defined Area of Graph Page

         

Ignore Hidden Columns in ASCII Export

         

Menu to Export Embedded Graphs

         

Export Graphs to auto-created Windows Explorer folders that parallel your Project File's folder structure

       
 
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Send Graph to PowerPoint Improvements: Specify Graph List and Order, Specify Slide Layout and Style

     
 

Creating Movies from Origin Windows using GUI Tool or Script

 

Graph Export Supports Transparency for PDF and EPS Format

 

Export All Graphs to PowerPoint

 

Export ASCII Data to Existing File by Appending or Replacing

 

Slide Show Graphs and Layouts

 

Export Worksheet as Image, WAV, NI TDM/TDMS File or Multi-Page PDF Document

Graph Export Formats Include: AI, CGM, EPS, TIFF, PDF, JPEG, EMF, PSD, etc.

Export Image to Raster File Format

[-] Gadgets

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Profile Gadget

   
 

Surface Integration Gadget

PRO

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Global Vertical Cursor Gadget Across Graphs

 
 

Intersect Gadget

 

Quick Sigmoidal Fit Gadget

 

Cluster Gadget

PRO

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Differentiate Gadget

 

Interpolate Gadget

 

Quick Peaks Gadget

 
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Digitizer

 

Quick Fit Gadget

 

Rise Time Gadget

PRO

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PRO

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PRO

 

Integrate Gadget

FFT Gadget

Statistics Gadget

[-] Mathematics

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Show Polygon Area of Selected Contour Line in Data Display

   
 

Akima Spline in Interpolation

 
 

2D Interpolation and Extrapolation

 
 

Compute Polygon Area

 

Compute Surface Area and Matrix Area

PRO

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2D Volume Integration

PRO

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3D Interpolation

PRO

PRO

 

Trace Interpolation on XY Data

PRO

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PRO

PRO

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1D Interpolation and Extrapolation

Interpolationand Extrapolation of Y From X

 

Trace Interpolation on XYZ Data

Normalization Across Multiple Columns or Curves

 

Set Column or Matrix Values by Using Mathematics Operations

[-]Curve Fitting

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Nonlinear Curve Fit dialog supports switching between parameter sets to compare fit results

       

More Parameter Initialization options - Vars or Metadata from menu, or Custom Code - when defining fitting functions

       

More Built-in Fitting Functions such as Photosynthesis Irradiance (PI) curve, 3D curves etc.

       

Provide Deming method in Fit Linear with X Error

PRO

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View Movie

Customize Parameter Table in Graph for LR/PR/NLFit and Peak Fitting

     

Zoom on Preview tab of Nonlinear Curve Fit

   

Improved Fitting Results: Add Normal Probability Plot of Residuals, Put Residual Plots in a Single Graph

   
 

Fit and Rank All Functions in a Category

PRO

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Orthogonal Regression for Implicit/ Explicit Functions

PRO

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Calculate Standard Error for Derived Parameter

 

Linear Fit with Support for X Error

PRO

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Surface Fit with Multiple Peaks

PRO

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PRO

 

New Fitting Function Builder for Fitting Function Creation

Graphical Residual Analysis for Fitting

Find-X/Find-Y Tool for Linear, Polynomial, and Nonlinear Fit

New Find-Z Tool for Nonlinear Surface/ Matrix Fit

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Fitting Comparison

PRO

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[-]Peak Analysis

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Auto Bound Setting for Positive-Only and Negative-Only Peaks

         

Sequentially initialize parameter values in batch peak analysis

       
 

Multiple Peak Fit Tool

 

Batch Peak Fitting

PRO

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Peak AnalyzerPeak Fitting

PRO

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Peak AnalyzerFit Baseline with Peaks

PRO

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Peak AnalyzerPeak Integration

Peak AnalyzerPeak Finding

Peak AnalyzerBaseline Detection

Peak Analyzer: Baseline Subtraction

[-]Signal Processing

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Support Binomial Filter for Smoothing

     
 

LOWESS and LOESS Smoothing

 
 
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IIR Filter Design

PRO

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2D FFT Filter

PRO

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Signal Envelope

PRO

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Coherence

PRO

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Signal Decimation to Reduce/Resample Data

PRO

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1D FFT, Inverse FFT and 1D FFT Filter

 

2D FFT and 2D Inverse FFT

PRO

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Short-Time Fourier Transform(STFT)

PRO

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Wavelet Analysis

PRO

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Hilbert Transform

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2D Correlation

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[-]Statistics

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Support Grouping for Statistics on Rows

         

Support Means Plot in Two-Way ANOVA

       
 

3-way ANOVA

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Partial Correlation

PRO

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Cross Tabulation

PRO

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Distribution Fit

PRO

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t-Tests on Rows

PRO

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Partial Least Squares Regression

PRO

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One/Two-Proportion Testing

PRO

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More Power & Sample Size Tests (One/Two-Proportion, One/Two Variance)

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Grubbs Test and Q-test to Detect Outliers

 
 

Multivariate Analysis: Cluster Analysis

PRO

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Multivariate Analysis: Principal Component Analysis

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Multivariate Analysis: Discriminant Analysis

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ROC Curve

PRO

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Survival AnalysisKaplan-Meier EstimatorCox Proportional Hazard Model, Log-Rank, etc.

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Nonparametric TestsMann-Whitney Test, etc.

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Power and Sample Size

PRO

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One Way and Two Way Repeated ANOVA

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Hypothesis Testing

Correlation Coefficient

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Normality Test

Basic Descriptive Statistics, 1D and 2D Frequency CountDiscrete FrequenciesOne/Two-Way ANOVA

[-]Connectivity with Other Application

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Communicate with Individual Mathematica V8 or Later

       
 

R Console and support for Rserve to exchange data between Origin and R

     

MATLAB Console with GUI Support to Transfer Data Between Origin and MATLAB

LabVIEW Connectivity

Automation Server Support

[-]Programming

2018

2017

2016

2015

9.*

8.*

Unicode (UTF-8 Encoded) Text Strings Support in LabTalk and OriginC

         

Graph Object Properties Access From LabTalk

         

Code Builder "Find" Improvements

         

More NAG Mark 25 Functions Aaccessible from Origin C

         

Diff() Function Supports Padding at Begin and End

         

Support for HTML Dialog with JavaScript

       

Origin C Access to Full NAG Mark 25 Library

       

Integrate Python as a Scripting Language in Origin

   

Ability to Encrypt OC code

   

Code Builder has New Editor Based on Scintilla Code, which Supports Code Folding, etc.

 

Origin CAccess to Full NAG Mark 9 Library

Generate LabTalk Script Command from Current Dialog Box Settings

X-Function: Easy Creation of Custom Tools with Automatic GUI by X-Function

X-Function: Execute X-Function from LabTalk Script and Menu

Command Window: Auto-Complete Support for Scripting