OriginLab has released Origin 9, the latest version of its graphing and data analysis software.
All 3D Graphs, 3D Function plots and 3D Parametric plots in version 9.0 will be OpenGL by default. According to the company, OpenGL will provide faster performance, enhanced features, and new plot types.
Users can create 3D function plots using parametric equations, and save their favorite equations as themes for repeated use. Modify the plot parameters in the Plot Details dialog at any time, and copy paste the settings from one plot to another.
Graphs can be exported as video. The movie or animation creation could be accessed both from the user interface and programming scripts. The use of programming languages enables fast and automated video generation, the company says.
Origin 9 offers a data filter, which provides a way to filter large datasets by applying filter conditions to one or more columns in a worksheet. All graph and analysis based on the data will be automatically updated when filtering is applied. Origin automatically reduces the data by hiding all rows that do not meet the combined filter conditions across all columns. Filters can be applied to text, numeric, or date data.
The scatter matrix plot is improved with the ability to group data points, control axis ticks and labels, and modify the matrix profile. Both counter-clockwise and clockwise rotation of axes are supported from the GUI, and users can now hide or show a data plot from a legend, and also utilize LabTalk substitutions to define a legend.
Inserting a graph into a worksheet is no longer limited to an embedded cell. It is now possible to place the graph as a floating object anywhere on the worksheet. This provides more flexibility for creating custom reports. User can choose to either embed graphs in cells, or arrange them arbitrarily as floating objects.
The vertical cursor gadget is implemented in Origin 9 as a global vertical cursor, which supports data selection in multiple graph windows, helping users read X and Y coordinates for data points from multiple graphs in the same project file simultaneously.
Graphs can be linked together with a few button clicks. When the cursor is moved on one graph, data coordinates from all data plots and from each of the linked graphs will be displayed. When a tag is added to the graph with the cursor, corresponding tags will be added to each of the linked graphs.
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