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OriginLab Releases New Data Analysis and Graphing Software, Origin 2017

Latest version includes a new Origin Central startup dialog, redesigned plot menu, new plot types, simplified notation for column formulas,
several new Apps and support for HTML dialogs with JavaScript


Northampton, Massachusetts - Nov. 9, 2016 - OriginLab, a leading publisher of data analysis and graphing software, today announced the release of Origin® and OriginPro 2017. This latest version of OriginLab’s award-winning software application adds over 100 new features, Apps and feature improvements, further enhancing Origin’s ease-of-use, graphing, analysis and programming capabilities.

Origin 2017 includes several ease-of-use enhancements such as a revamped plot menu with large icons to help users quickly find the graph type they need; simpler column/cell notation for defining column formulas; and the Origin Central Startup Dialog, which provides numerous graph and analysis samples, easy access to existing templates and projects, resources to explore and install Apps, and videos and tutorials for learning.

Origin 2017 also introduces: Trellis plots for creating multi-panel graphs from grouped data; 3D stacked bars and 100% stacked bars with a variety of bar shapes; more fill patterns including a large set of standard geology patterns, and user-defined patterns; improvements to box plots; improvements to axis dialog including support for multiple reference lines; and enhanced multi-tabbed dialog for customizing graph annotations.

OriginLab continues to provide Apps for extending graphing and analysis features. 14 new Apps are being released at the same time as this new version. Notable among them are: Converting SMILES strings to molecular images; Principal Component Analysis for Spectroscopy; Enzyme Kinetics; Logistic Regression; General Linear Regression; Piecewise Fit; Simple Time Series Analysis; and an updated LaTeX App to insert equations in worksheet header rows and graph axes titles, legends and text labels.

“The Origin Central dialog in this new version provides an ideal starting point within the application for both new and experienced users. We have provided numerous graphing and analysis samples within this dialog so users can open the samples and explore for themselves with their data,” said Dr. C.P. Yang, founder and CEO, OriginLab. “New Apps released with this version, such as for converting SMILES strings to images and the updated LaTeX App for adding equations to graphs, are based on requests from multiple Origin users. Our goal with Apps is to continue providing customer-driven enhancements to Origin with a quick turnaround.”

Additional updates and features in Origin 2017 include: Two-way ANOVA support for means plot to help visually compare means; built-in formulas or metadata for parameter initialization; sequential initialization of parameter values in batch peak analysis; ability to communicate with Mathematica V8 or later; support for the full NAG Mark 25 library; and support for dialogs created with HTML and JavaScript.

Origin offers an intuitive, point-and-click interface for new users, combined with a wide range of powerful functions for advanced purposes. OriginPro includes all of the features of Origin plus extended analysis tools. 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.


A free trial version (valid for 21 days with an evaluation license, or 3 days without) is available for download from the OriginLab website at Origin users with active maintenance service will receive a free upgrade to this latest version. Previous version users can obtain upgrade pricing by contacting OriginLab. For new users, Origin and OriginPro licenses are available as single user, concurrent (floating) network or node-locked (fixed) group. Academic, government and volume discount pricing options are available. For pricing information, please visit:

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows®10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 or Windows Vista; 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 Origin by using Microsoft Windows within OS X using third-party virtual machine software.

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 every technical level to analyze, graph, and professionally present data. OriginLab has offices in Northampton and Wellesley, Mass., and Guangzhou, China. For more information visit, or join the conversation on Facebook or LinkedIn

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