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OriginLab® Releases Origin® 8.5

Origin 8.5 extends graphing and graph-based analysis

NORTHAMPTON, MA (September 15, 2010) – OriginLab Corporation today announced the release of Origin 8.5, a new version of its leading Windows-based analysis and graphing software. The release includes several new features that allow for more sophisticated representations of data, and also provides users with a greater ability to analyze their data directly in graphs.

The new features include transparency control to allow graph elements to overlap while maintaining clarity and gradient color fill to increase contrast and visual impact. Zooming and panning can now be done simultaneously on graphs and images, allowing more efficient inspection of data at multiple scales in both two and three dimensions.

For 19 years Origin has provided a comprehensive solution for scientists, engineers, analysts and researchers who need to graph, analyze and make professional presentations of their data. OriginLab’s software is used by leading researchers at corporations and universities worldwide.

“We have listened closely to the needs of our end-users and made Origin 8.5 a more powerful and intuitive tool for analyzing and presenting data,” says OriginLab’s founder and President, Dr. C. P. Yang. “Improvements in graphing, particularly transparency and intersecting three-dimensional surfaces, increase our users’ ability to customize the presentation of their data.”

Additional graphing improvements in Origin 8.5 include an enhanced waterfall plot, a new vector plot template, and the ability to add error bars to 3D plots. Moreover, the new virtual matrix feature enables surface and contour graphs to be created directly from worksheet data, including those with non-uniform axis scales.

Key analysis features have also been added, including a new Fitting Function Builder, a redesigned data information window, and three new Gadgets: region statistics, interpolation and differentiation.

Top New Features:

  1. Transparency and Gradient Fill Control for Graphs
  2. Zoom and Pan on Worksheets and Graphs
  3. Z-axis and Color Map Support for Waterfall Plots
  4. Embed MS-Word, Excel and Equation Objects in Origin Graphs
  5. Gadgets: Regional Stats, Differentiation and Interpolation
  6. Fitting Function Wizard
  7. 3D Graphing: Vectors, Error Bars, and Multiple Intersecting Surfaces
  8. Matrix Improvements: Headers, Thumbnails, and Color Map
  9. Contour or Surface Plot from a Virtual Matrix
  10. Improved Image Profile Tool
  11. Redesigned Data Information Window
  12. 2D Plotting Enhancements: Label Customization and Flexible Ternary Scale

System Requirements

Microsoft® Windows NT® 4.0 or later, Windows® 2000, Windows® XP or later, or Windows® Vista, or Windows® 7,  1.0 GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor, 512 Megabytes (MB) of RAM (1GB recommended), a DVD drive, and 500 MB of free hard disk space.

About OriginLab

OriginLab publishes graphing and data analysis software that is used in a wide array of corporations, government agencies, colleges, and universities worldwide. Our products provide a comprehensive solution for scientists and engineers who need to analyze, graph, and professionally present data. OriginLab is headquartered in Northampton, Massachusetts, USA.

Origin is available in many different forms ranging from a single user package to an institution or company-wide site license. In multiple-copy licenses, Origin includes 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.

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