By DE Editors
OriginLab Corporation has announced the release of Origin 8.1 analysis and graphing software.
One of the most significant additions to Origin 8.1 is the batch processing feature, which builds upon the Analysis Template and Recalculate features introduced in Origin 8.0. Origin users can now automate repetitive data handling by creating a custom analysis template, and then using the batch processing tool to apply that template to a group of files. The tool then generates a summary report using settings saved in the template.
In graphing, a new slideshow feature is allows for the presentation of large numbers of graphs and can export graphs directly to Microsoft PowerPoint. New graph types have been introduced in Origin 8.1, including Ternary Contour, Windrose, and Probability Plots. In addition, there is a new tool for making multiple axis plots.
The analysis capabilities have been extended in this version with the introduction of new tools for data reduction, pivot tables, signal decimation, signal envelopes, rise and fall time analysis, X-error bar support for linear regression, and computation of surface area for matrix-data and XYZ data.
This new version introduces password protection of Origin projects, plus the ability to maintain an audit log of user-name and time-stamp when a project is saved. These new features allow Origin users to follow security measures required for submitting Origin projects to government agencies.
For more information, visit OriginLab.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.