Origin: Data Analysis and Graphing Software – OriginLab


If you are upgrading from a previous version, visit our Top Features page to see what’s new in the latest version, or browse our Key Features by Version page.

Browse the sections below to learn more about Origin and OriginPro. Features available only in OriginPro are marked as PRO.


With over 100 built-in and extended graph types and point-and-click customization of all elements, Origin makes it easy to create and customize publication-quality graphs. You can add additional axes and panels, add, remove plots, etc. to suit your needs. Batch plot new graphs with similar data structure, or save the customized graph as graph template or save customized elements as graph themes for future use.

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Graph Types

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Extended Templates from OriginLab Website

In addition to built-in graph types, Origin also provides extended templates which can be found and installed from the OriginLab Website using the Template Center.


Multiple Axes and Panels

Grouped Data Plot

Plot Modifiers

Graph Legends and Color Scales


3D Graphs

Origin supports plotting 3D graphs from XYZ data, XYY data, matrix data and virtual matrix. The OpenGL graphic technology brought unltrafast performance and more flexibility to customize your 3D graphs.

User-friendly Interface

Mini Toolbar

Float Windows outside of Origin Interface


Impressive Import Speed for Large Data

Importing Files

Data Connectors

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Working with Excel

Database Import

Data Exploration

Examine Data Points and Related Data

Browser Graph for Multichannel Data Exploration

Data Slicer for Graphs

Data Analysis and Statistics

Origin and OriginPro provide a rich set of tools for performing exploratory and advanced analysis of your data. Please view the following sections for details.

Exploratory Analysis

Origin provides several gadgets to perform exploratory analysis by interacting with data plotted in a graph.

Gadgets in Origin and OriginPro:

Curve and Surface Fitting

Origin provides various tools for linear, polynomial and nonlinear curve and surface fitting. Fitting routines use state-of-the-art algorithms. The sections below provide a summary of key features.

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Options and Controls

Peak Analysis

Origin provides several features for peak analysis, from baseline correction to peak finding, peak integration, peak deconvolution and fitting. The following sections list the key features for peak analysis.

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Descriptive Statistics

Parametric Tests

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Non-parametric Tests

  • Two-Sample Kolmogorov-Smirnov PRO

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Multivariate Analysis

Five commonly used multivariate tools are available:

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Additional Analyses

Signal Processing

Origin provides a wide array of tools for signal processing.

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Additional Tools

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From simple column calculations to interpolation, calculus and integration, Origin provides a wide range of tools for mathematical analysis of worksheet and matrix data.

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Column and Cell Calculations

Interpolation and Extrapolation

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Differentiation and Integration

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Data Processing

RS and GIS Data Handling and Graphing

Exporting and Presentation

Origin provides many options for exporting and presentation, from sending graphs to PowerPoint, to creating movies

Resize Graph for Publishing

Exporting Graphs

Creating Reports

Batch Processing

Origin provides multiple ways to handle repetitive graphing, importing and data analysis tasks. Batch operations can be performed directly from the GUI, without the need for any programming.

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For Graphing

For Analysis

Project and Data Management

The following are some of the key features related to data management in Origin

Programming and Connectivity

As your Origin use expands, you may want to programmatically access existing features in Origin, add your own custom routines and tools, or communicate with Origin from other applications. To facilitate such customizations, Origin provides the following options.

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Apps in Origin

Extend graphing and analysis functionality of Origin by installing free Apps from our File Exchange site. A selection of recently published Apps are displayed below.

To view the Apps in action, visit our YouTube channel and select the Apps in Origin playlist.

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