October 23, 2012. OriginLab has announced the release of Origin and OriginPro version 9. The new version provides a set of features and enhancements that were developed based on customer feedback and industry demand.
The most significant feature in Origin 9, the company reports, is enhanced 3-D graphing using OpenGL, the industry standard for high-performance graphics. Users can now rotate, pan, and zoom within 3-D graphs to examine details much more efficiently than in previous versions. Improvements in 3-D graphing also include 3-D parametric function plots, the ability to plot multiple stacked surfaces in a single graph layer, and enhanced support for error bars and labels.
Another key feature in Origin 9 is the ability to reduce data in worksheets by applying filters to one or more columns. This feature enables users to quickly reduce large datasets and have all associated graphs and analysis results automatically update when filter conditions are modified. Additional new functionality includes video creation from graphs, an improved vertical cursor gadget that operates across multiple graphs, and the ability to place graphs as floating objects on worksheets for easy report creation. OriginPro contains all of the Origin 9 features, as well as new tools for implicit function fitting and IIR filter design.
“We continue to seek and receive valuable feedback from our customers, and that insight helps shape our products,” said Dr. C.P. Yang, OriginLab’s founder and CEO. “As a company, we strive to meet our users’ demands for powerful yet easy-to-use tools for data analysis and publication-quality graphing. New features in this version such as improved 3-D graphing, data filtering, and movie creation are designed to help customers across multiple industries take their data analysis and graphing to the next level.”
The company reports that Origin and OriginPro are used by more than 150,000 customers worldwide, spanning Fortune 500 companies, research institutions, and colleges and universities across various disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, engineering, and manufacturing.