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OriginLab® Launches Viewer for its Scientific Graphing and Data Analysis Software

Origin Viewer Enables Colleagues of Origin Users
to Easily View and Copy Data and Graphs

NORTHAMPTON, MA (February 21, 2006) - OriginLab Corporation, a leading provider of scientific graphing and data analysis tools, announced the launch of the Origin Viewer, a free downloadable Windows® application that enables colleagues of Origin users to access the content of Origin project files (OPJs). Origin users have long since realized the usefulness of the OPJ, as it provides a way to organize and store related research work all in a single file. Now, scientists, researchers and analysts who use Origin can share their OPJ files with colleagues who do not yet use Origin - their colleagues simply need only to download the free Origin Viewer to access OPJ content.

Within an OPJ file, worksheets, matrices, graphs, presentation layouts, results and notes can be hierarchically organized into multiple levels of folders as desired. The Origin Viewer provides access to this content using an intuitive Windows® Explorer-like interface. The combination of the OPJ's all-in-one file capability and the free Origin Viewer makes the OPJ a very desirable file format to facilitate collaboration.

Instrument manufacturers whose software outputs data files can now choose to have their instrument software save data using the Origin OPJ format. They can simply use the same application support files that come with the Origin Viewer in their own software. By providing the ability to read and/or write OPJ files that contain their instrument data and any associated meta data, their customers benefit by getting a greater measure of organization and versatility.

Key Features of the Origin Viewer

  • Free application
  • View the entire contents of an OPJ
  • Left navigation tree displays folder structure of the OPJ
  • Reads OPJs created with any version of Origin
  • Allows copying of data, graphs and notes (graphs can be copied and pasted as EMFs)
  • Origin Viewer can run without installation, thus allowing it to be used on more restricted machines
  • Origin Viewer is small; it can even be attached to an email
  • Examples provided for developers to write applications to create or read OPJ files

About OriginLab

OriginLab produces graphing and data analysis software for scientists and engineers. Its products are designed to be easy-to-use, yet have the power and versatility to provide a complete solution. The main product line consists of Origin 7.5 and OriginPro 7.5, both of which are available in English, German, and Japanese versions. Since its debut in 1991, OriginLab has sold over 100,000 copies of Origin, and has been elevated to a leading position in the scientific graphing and data analysis market. The company's roster of customers includes: AstraZeneca, Case Western University, Cymer, IBM, Lear Jet, Los Alamos National Laboratory, NASA, Novartis, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pfizer, and Yale University. For more information, please visit


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