Who Uses This Software?

R&D scientists and engineers in companies, government labs, and academic departments. Professors and lecturers who need a flexible software for laboratory and coursework.


Average Ratings

53 Reviews

  • 5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 5 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    Various licensing for individual, student, group, coursework, and site-wide
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
    Live Online
    In Person
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • OriginLab
  • www.originlab.com
  • Founded 1992
  • United States

About OriginPro

Origin is an industry-leading graphing and data analysis software for scientists and engineers. Origin is used by 500,000+ registered customers in more than 6,000 companies, 6,500 colleges and universities, and 3,000 government agencies and research labs, worldwide. Our users rely on Origin to import, plot, explore, analyze, and interpret their data. Origin provides tools for repeat operations such as batch plotting and batch analysis, all without the need to learn any programming language.


OriginPro Features

  • Data Discovery
  • Data Visualization
  • High Volume Processing
  • Predictive Analytics
  • Regression Analysis
  • Sentiment Analysis
  • Statistical Modeling
  • Text Analytics

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OriginPro Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Excellent graphing and analysis program

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Aside from the very high quality graphs, there is sufficient analysis capability to solve many problems without further programming. I programming is required, there is an internal version of Python that is sufficiently capable plus a scripting language for problems that are done many times. There are some flaws that are described below. If my experience is as before, Originlab will fix the problems.

Cons: A common operation is to mark a subset of a column for analysis with the mouse or by . When the data sets are large, this frequently does not work. the marking either freezes with the mouse or drops the marking with . There is an alternate method using , but this can be awkward and can only mark one column.

After using Merge Graphs, there are two operations that are frequent.

1) Rearranging graphs. This used to be easy. Now Origin has "improved" the system to a clumsy method

2) After merging, one might want to use Layer Management. This frequently fails requiring hand manipulation of the multiple graphs on a page.

There is a link to MATLAB, but not everyone has MATLAB (expensive). There needs to be a link to one of the free MATLAB clones, say SCILAB.

I would like to see

1) a user defined floating menu for the most frequently used items. Perhaps

2) a key shortcut for inserting text. Perhaps

Overall: Origin has saved me a lot of time and has the ability to produce a large number of very high quality graphs. It is extremely useful for prototyping analysis before committing a large amount of time to programming.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on April 26, 2019

Dear Jay,

Thank you for the review, and for your feature suggestions. We will definitely consider them.

Regarding issues with merging and rearranging graphs, can you please send us a sample project so we can look into improving this area?

Sincerely,
OriginLab

A personnal take on OriginPro

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease of plotting graphs - highlight and drop into an already open chart and it is done. In a recent publication, it was beautiful for the Figure 6 to super-impose two different bar charts into one; using light and dark shades and height differences to distinguish two different features of the same material. I remember someone asking me with awe what software I used to plot Figure 6. Even before I could answer, another from within the audience answered "... I guess Origin.."

Cons: First: OriginPro 2019 crashed and shut down my applications on several occasions. I was so frustrated, I carefully avoided using it for anything even though I didn't uninstall it. I reverted to Origin 2018b, which has worked very well.

Second: OriginPro doesn't have the flexibility to deconvolute XPS data - not if one doesn't know the number of peaks. Even with the number of peaks, OriginPro doesn't work that awesome compared to say XPS Peak4.1, which is what I eventually used for my XPS deconvolution.

Third: It would be much better if tutorial videos or materials are someone user interfaced. In fact, let the user choose "NEVER show again" as an option if the user is very comfortable with that feature. However, a novice will find it very useful right off the bath.

Fourth: From just opening OriginPro 2019, it doesn't seem to have that crisp clear image quality that Origin2018b has. Just my take as I saw it.

Overall: From my experience with the use of OrogonPro, OriginPro has the robustness and finesse that most - and infact, a great number of scientists and engineers, envision as "friendly" in terms of accomplishing tasks. Again, the picture quality generated from OriginPro 2018b is just awesome.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on April 25, 2019

Hello,

Thank you very much for your comments on OriginPro!

Regarding issues with version 2019 crashing, PLEASE contact us so we can work with you to resolve the issue. We have not seen any general issue with 2019 with our user base, so we would very much appreciate information from you and try help resolve this issue for you.

Sincerely,

Easwar Iyer
OriginLab

Origin 212019b

May 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The most outstanding aspects of Origin are:

1. The depth of its analysis and visualization capabilities.

2. Its ability to handle large (> 3 million data points), and the associated Speed Mode. Apparently the limit is 90 million elements.

3. The outstanding customer support, which is knowledgeable and responsive. They are constantly doing their best to help us solve analysis and visualization issues arising with quantitative treatment of image data.

Cons: Origin is great software. What can be frustrating is:

1. Figuring out what Origin can do. There are all kinds of capabilities that are not always immediately evident.

2. Graphing speed. As one approaches a million points, Origin can get very slow even on a reasonably powerful workstation. It is not clear why this is the case, but memory and graphics card resources are not used at anything approaching their potential.

3. The worksheets. They are very powerful, but also very column oriented. There are times when it is more efficient to go into Excel and then bring the data back into Origin. There is no reason to re-create Excel, but a more spreadsheet-like cell-oriented mode would be really helpful.

Overall: Quantitative analyses of light/confocal/whole slide scan data, and graphical presentation of results. We are very interested in high-dimensional single cell-level analyses of tissue and tumor heterogeneity. Very large data sets are generated. Between Fiji/ImageJ and Origin we can accomplish a lot. We get the feeling that there is useful information within Origin that we cannot get to but which could be useful. On the other hand, speed is an issue, and if Origin was faster it would really help.

Function fitting tools provided with origipro

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I used originlab 8.5 for months and recently started originpro. It's very easy to use as it comes with a wide range of fitting functions.The reason I am really impressed is the way it helps to build the user defined functions.I was fed up of trying many software and programming tools, as I haven't a strong knowledge on programming.Then I got to know about originpro. But I couldn't find an inbuilt function which fits my purpose there.Then I followed the online instructions in originlab site and wrote simple code myself within a short period of time and unbelievably it worked.

Cons: As per my experience so far I used Originpro for integration,differentiation,non-linear function fitting,smoothing raw data and model fitting etc.The thing I least like is the "initial guess estimation step" in function fitting.I noticed that the final result is significantly depends on the values we feed as initial guesses.Sometimes it's hard to guess all the variables.I believe parameter initialization codes can be set to solve this issue.But the explanation in the originlab site is not quite helpful for me.

Overall: While I was setting my fitting functions as well as doing data analysis, the staff you I contacted through chat were really helpful .I was able to solve many confusions by just chatting with them.This may be not directly related to this review but I really appreciate originlab staff for their kind support.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 09, 2019

Hi Achala,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment:
"The thing I least like is the "initial guess estimation step" in function fitting.I noticed that the final result is significantly depends on the values we feed as initial guesses"
This typically happens if the fitting function is over parameterized, Would you please send us a dataset and function where you see tise issue, so we can look at the details and help you further?

Sincerely,
OriginLab Tech Support

Origin for Chemistry Research

May 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ease with which I can import my data. All instruments save and export in different file formats and Origin allows you to import all sorts of file types so you don't have to worry about having a particular format or converting it before using.

Cons: Sometimes adding data from different worksheets to the same graph or plot is difficult and I think this is something that should be improved.

Overall: I had difficulties with some of the things I was doing and the customer service is great. Very responsive (my problem was solved within a day) and lots of recommendations on the solution to my issue.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 15, 2019

Hi Rylee,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment:
"Sometimes adding data from different worksheets to the same graph or plot is difficult and I think this is something that should be improved."
You can add data to a graph by simply selecting columns from same sheet or other sheets, and drag and drop into the graph layer. This videos shows how:
https://youtu.be/oIqqwovfFfU

If this does not work well for you, can you send one of your Origin projects and explain further what you are looking for?

Sincerely,
OriginLab

my right hand in research

Apr 25, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: the most likable part for me is its different applications. i can plot and design my graphs in different ways and it ease calculations and analyzing the data also.

Cons: to be honest, what i liked less is that in new version i am not able to use the open window as i used in older versions. now, if i need to give changes to my graph i have to open other windows and give the changes like font, size, colors,... which before it was available in first window.

Overall: as i am a research scholar i am happy that there is a free version for students. one of the significant use of origin for me is to plot the data by creating the formula in user defined and fit my data with new curve. also, the origin online costumer care taught me how to subtract the baseline in an easy way.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 01, 2019

Hi Nazilla,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment:
"...if i need to give changes to my graph i have to open other windows and give the changes like font, size, colors,... which before it was available in first window."
Can you please explain further what you mean, and which dialog?

Sincerely,
OriginLab

Excellent Data Analysis and Visualization Package

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The statistical analysis, curve fitting and regression built ins are outstanding. I also utilize the multi-axis graphing capability which is excellent. I really appreciate the customer service as well, they are good at helping unravel even complex needs into relatively simple steps in the software. Once additional gem is the built in data digitization for Cartesian and Polar coordinate images.

Cons: This software has so many features it is mind boggling, so it is sometimes very hard to find what you are looking for. In addition, I find the array math based formulas and calculations difficult since I learned data analysis in Excel and still use that for management and business analysis. that makes jumping back into the array programming difficult when I first switch back to Origin. Origin has added Excel like formulation to the software, but I haven't figured out how to set that feature up as yet. I really need to digitize circular plots that are non-polar coordinate.

Overall: I really love this software and have been using it as my preferred data analysis package since 2001 when I started my professional career. Previously I had used Excel, Igor and Axum (not extinct). I wish I really had time to fully leverage the amazing power available, but like most users I suspect I only utilize 10% of the capability.

A lifelong partnership

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I feel with Origin that anything is possible when I need to present my data. The options are staggering, and your biggest obstacle will be imaging what you want to show and then finding the right keystrokes to take your dataset to an amazing graphic. I've been using this platform for scientific publishing since graduate school. Anytime I change jobs I always negotiate in the purchase of Origin for the lab. I've made a number of converts among my colleagues at every new lab.

Cons: Origin is a bit pricey compared to other programs, but many universities obtain site liscences for it, and if you get one copy and pay for annual maintenance, you get a second install that comes in handy if you have home and work computers. The other issue is the complexity of the software that is necessary to make all these options available. They have made big strides in showing you how through tutorials, and their customer service is superb. If you have an idea, they can show you how to make the software work for you to realize it.

Overall: I am doing relatively simple plotting of scientific data, but I take advantage of the myriad cosmetic plotting options, the onboard statistics, and the easy portability of the files and output into publication quality images.

Great Software with a Fantastic Support Team

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: - Countless options to customize the visual look/feel of results.

- Very powerful, detailed, and beautiful graphing capabilities

- Easy integration of custom code, modules, etc.

- Powerful batch processing.

Cons: - A bit of an initial learning curve, particularly with understanding the vast number of features.

- Experience using formulas is not as easy as excel, though more potentially advanced

Overall: We have a very particular data analytics environment, and have needed to generate a lot of custom reports. Some of them are generated for clients that expect the same format and package of results every time, but it can be a very manual and labor-intensive effort to produce for our higher-volume testing. Origin has provided a number of solutions - both by default, and some through further optimizations written just for us - that have made these processes take seconds to execute as opposed to the many minutes & hours before.

And they've done this for us multiple times! Making our processes and reporting easier, both just with the software itself or providing custom tools & modules to integrate with the software.

Further, many of our analysts have moved from graphing results in excel to graphing them in Origin, just because there are so many more options and capabilities to generate the right image, layout, and message for your audience.

Replace Excel and Google Sheets

May 17, 2019
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: What I like most is the ability to provide one formula and/or script for an entire column. This is a great time saver. In Excel or Google Sheets I would have to either put a formula in every row for a specific column or write macros to perform calculations if a cell contained data. With OriginPro I can enter a single formula at the top of the column to handle all rows in that column. Best part of this is I do not need to make adjustments when adding more rows.

Cons: When zooming in on a graph, it does not center on the window and there is no way to center or pan. I have to zoom back out then zoom in on the area I want to see. It would be nice to have an easy method to return to 100%.

Overall: In my work I must capture hours of data for static electricity on equipment. This data is sampled at a rate of 100ms. The amount of data can be 100k to 300k records (rows). I attempted to use Sheets to break up the data and organize it in the fashion I required. It became difficult to work with when adding new data. I then tried to use Excel to perform the same action and create graphs. Excel could handle the data calculations, however, it required formulas in the cells and back end macros. This was time consuming. Additionally Excel was not consistent with graphs. OriginPro solved all of my issues. Importing a data sample of 200k records would take me 15-20minutes to complete the import and processing in Excel. The same process can be completed in under 5 minutes with OriginPro. I am new to OriginPro and have yet to take full advantage of all the features offered.

Excellent software for manuscript ready figures

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Curve fitting, peak finding, and generally the flexibility of multiple graphs on one page.

Cons: There is a little software issue when applying a mathematical expression to a column, if two columns in the same worksheet have the same name. (i.e. having multiple "Time" columns and adding/subtracting from the time value can lead to strange results due to other columns with same name)

Overall: What is not to like about the OriginPro software. I am very pleased with the software and

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 01, 2019

Hi Duane,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment about multiple columns with same long name, and using the name in column formula calculations:
Yes, currently we pick the first found column.
In the next version, we will look into adding a warning to inform user that multiple columns with same name were found.

Sincerely,
OriginLab

With Origin I can solve most of my analysis tasks. I do all my final statistics and graphing in it.

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Flexibility, powerful analysis capacity. Graphing is excellent. Making graphs is very easy and user-frendly. Build-in programming makes Origin extremely flexible, so any (any-any) type of your analysis can be reached by it, it is kind of limitless possibilities for you. However, it takes time but it worths it! Oh, I'd like to say more about software updates, first of all new version comes quite often, thus if you met any problem with Origin or you have any suggestion it will be solved fast.

Cons: When you start using Origin you need to learn much about Origin. However, for the best performance of any program you have to learn how to use that.

Overall: I'm working with Origin since 4.0 version.

OriginLab review

May 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: easy to learn and use. I am new to a lot of analyzing methods and have no clue to start. then I tried to use OriganLab, which is really easy to learn. it is really convenient to contact the technical support whenever I have an issue.

Cons: I believe originlab has tons of functions that I have not tried. Among the small portion of functions that I used frequently (like PCA, PLS, HCA), I hope you can develop more chemometric analyzing methods, such as PLS-DA, which I have proposed to one of your technical support (yiming).

Overall: it was great, help me a lot to achieve my purpose. The figures created by OriginLab are much better than the other software I used before.

A must have for scientific data processing

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: The data processing templates are a huge time saver. I have lots of repeat calculations and I (along with the help of customer support) have designed a workbook to parse my data after import, sort it over separate pages and automatically plot everything in the exact format I need for my digital notebook.

Cons: It can be challenging to get started. But the free online youtube tutorials are great for beginners.

Overall: The excellent customer support is what makes this company great. Any trouble I have automating my calculations are fixed in typically less than a few hours thanks to the very talented group of programmers that work for OriginLab. Couldn't be happier.

OriginPro User

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I use OriginPro to analyze data and graph, and this software is allowing to zoom in detail into data. since OriginPro embedded Microsoft PowerPoint and Word application, the graph export direct to PowerPoint or Word. it is ready for presentation. The best part, once I load the data, and I have 10+ column to graph to evaluate bad data point. The sparklines is helping me to visual which data column I need to focus on and analyze it first.

Cons: I use OriginPro for many years, and I said OriginPro is not user friendly. For the new user, it needs some guiding unstill new user familiar with OriginPro layout.

Overall: OriginPro is very powerful tool for data analysis, and it has a lot of option and feature sometime analyst don't know it have it. My opinion, OriginPro should have a quick reference or something that attract new user. For example, I have shown some of my college to use OriginPro, they played around for the first hour when I came back to see how they like it. they want back to MS Excel.

tip to use an app - general linear regression

May 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: power of combining categorical variables

Cons: tedium of data entry from excel sheets -

Overall: We generate lots of anatomical information about a neuron and it takes a while. We also analyze a solid number of neurons per animal - like 50 to 80. With all that data we worry about selection bias and about the number of animals in each group. The Origin team, prompted by a review of original work by M.D. Wilson (Neurosci Methods. 2017 March 01; 279: 33-43. doi:10.1016/j.jneumeth. 2017.01.003.) helped us think about analyzing mixed effects. We did not have a way to act on the execution procedure of Wilson et al. so turned to the Origin experts to help. There is an app - or maybe they designed a new app - called General linear regression that permits the study of the relationship between the response variable and categorical and continuous variables. It provided converging evidence with the linear and non-parametric methods we were using. The Origin experts responded in a timely and clear fashion. This is not the first time they have helped. I recommend them and their product highly.

OriginPro 2016

May 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to make publication quality plots and setup templates for both analysis and plotting. The Pro version provides some very useful features, such as 2D FFTs and wavelet decomposition.

Cons: The LabTalk syntax is different than the other programming languages that I know, e.g., Mathematica, C++, and Basic. The documentation generally provides good examples and explanations, but I sometimes have difficulty finding the relevant information. The ability to perform convolutions and deconvolutions is good, but the user interface could be improved by allowing the user to specify a function, without generating a data set (perhaps this capability exists, but it was difficult for me to figure it out).

Overall: My overall experience with OriginPro is very good. The data analysis, particularly curve fitting, extrapolation and interpolation are very useful.

OriginPro Review

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: Ease of use, even for the most advanced features such as using a C code for defining fitting functions, etc.

Cons: At times, the software crashes. It has happened too often likely, however, interruptions are not pleasant, and, in the past, data analysis work was lost. I am guessing this occurences have to do with increasing sophistication and number of features and processes the software is designed to perform.

Overall: Overall, I like using OriginPro software. It is the only major data analysis software I am using to design research data plots in presentations and publications of my research work. The plotting templates are great! I also appreciate the robustness of the minimization algorithm I regularly use in my customized nonlinear data fitting (mostly x-ray spectra).

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on April 26, 2019

Dear Mihai,

Please contact our tech support department so we can help resolve the issue with crashes.

http://www.originlab.com/support

Sincerely,

OriginLab

OriginPro Review

May 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Origin C programming tool

Graphing features

Cons: NLSF object is not supported anymore

I have tools running under Origin 2018B but not 2019

Therefore I will not follow anymore new versions.

Overall: Very good tool to test algorithms

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 09, 2019

Dear Jens Peter,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment about the old NLSF object:
We would be happy to help you port your scripts to make use of the new fitting functionality that we introduced many versions ago. Please contact tech support with details and we can help further.

Sicerely,

OriginLab Tech Support

Best graphics and analysis program for scientific publications

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: I have worked with Origin since its earliest versions and I particularly like the ease of use and flexibility of the program to produce publication quality figures. The data analysis aspects to the program are very helpful which I use for signal processing and digital filtering. The recent addition of a digitizer has helped with making improved versions of existing graphs for teaching purposes.

Cons: When adjusting some aspects of a graph's axes the program will revert to some set levels of start and finish values for the axes even though you have just set them to what you want.

Overall: I work in medical research and use this exclusively for all publication and teaching graphics. You can easily drop a figure into a word document and easily crop and resize within the document. You can also re-edit it using Origin Pro from within the document.

software for publication quality graphs

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: quality of graphs, connection to Microsoft programs. active graphs in PowerPoint or Word allow fine tuning of the layout on a fly while all data are still accessible.

in the environment of free software and growing libraries of shared algorithms it is still the best software for presentations/publications

Cons: cost is high, annual subscription can be afforded

Overall: very positive, including fast and efficient feedback from customer service

Powerful evaluation and calculation software

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: The scope of opportunities to process, evaluate and display research data grows with each new Origin version.

You can never use the full range of functions and there are always new ways to perform the evaluation and display the results.

The support is very fast and competent.

Cons: There's really nothing I can fault about the software.

Overall: I evaluate with Origin the data of my PhD graduation for a clearly and regular presentation.

Origin Pro - for scientific data analysis

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Origin is a great platform for Drug Discovery data processing and analysis.

A lot of really useful functionality, allowing me to easily process the data and extract all kinds of information.

Cons: You have to spend some time to fully appreciate the full potential of various Origin features.

Overall: The semi-automatic process of the huge amount of screening data, which provided me with statistically relevant End-Points for CMPDs testin.

My favorite in Data Analysis and Graphing

Apr 30, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: Easy to use. High-Quality Analysis. Simple working environment (programming and GUI). Very good support and help documentation. High Quality graphing.

Cons: The GUI sometimes does respond very late.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 01, 2019

Dear Thomas,

Thank you for the review!
Regarding your comment:
"The GUI sometimes does respond very late."
Can you please provide specifics on when/where you observe the slowness?

Sincerely,
OriginLab

Excellent data handling

May 13, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the way it handles voluminous experimental data. Quality of graphs are excellent. Marcos features are very helpful.

Cons: Certain additional features in the latest version is slowing down the processing.

Overall: Excellent till date.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 15, 2019

Hi Bharath,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment about slow down in the latest version, can you please provide some specifics?

Sincerely,
OriginLab

Happy User for 20+ years

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ease of use, strength, and excellent friendly support.

Cons: With all programs, there exist some problems and issues. However, Origin engineers are very good to remove those on timely basis.

Overall: It is getting a bit too complex as the new versions roll out. As Origin tries to make it simpler for all users, it tends to make some logical process to become confusing.

Solid graphing program that produces high quality graphs

Apr 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like the flexibility in graph output, lots of options in size, resolution, picture format, compression. One you set up your first graph it is so quick and easy to produce similar ones.

Cons: It can be difficult to set up a new type a graph though the help is there is you can find it. It takes experiementation to figure out what those newly used graphing options mean and how it affects the output.

Overall: I have been using the program for perhaps 15 years. I use the yearly license option which gives me the yearly updates. All updates are backwards compatible meaning you can open old projects with new software. I have literally make 5-10,000 graphs in that time frame. I will continue to use until I am done publishing.

Scientific graphing software

May 13, 2019
4/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very deep capabilities.

Outstanding customer support, including adding new capabilities as needed. Origin Labs offers the best customer support I have ever experienced in any domain.

Can handle very large data sets.

Cons: Complexity. In order to have a very deep repertoire of capabilities, it is, by necessity, highly complex and, for beginners, not very intuitive. I think you have to have considerable experience to use it for simple graphs. I suggest having a simple, intuitive program for simple, quick graphing & use OriginPro for the more complex, intensive analysis and graphing.

Overall: I use OriginPro to analyze and graph astrophysical data; also to perform data reduction of astronomical spectra. I have used it to develop atomic physics algorithms to be programmed in stellar atmosphere models. Again I can't praise the technical support highly enough.

Best scientific tool-OriginPro

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Editable graphic styles, easy to apply and evauate statistics

Cons: I have a university registered version. Sometimes, I didn't feel good when software didn't work in my hostel. So, I have to accomplish my tasks at the University.

Overall: Very good

Steep learning curve, but worth it!

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I have the control I need to produce production quality graphs. Once I got used to working with the fitting functionality, I was able to create my own functions which added even more flexibility for doing the work I need to do.

Cons: The learning curve is a steep. That said, it is not as steep as other vector graphics programs (e.g., Freehand or Illustrator). I am guessing because this software is focused on what you need to produce production quality graphs as opposed to providing arbitrary flexibility to create any type of image.

Perfect tool for an R&D environment

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Ability to perform multiple analyses using the batch processing option and the option to use various downloadable applications for specific task. The peak analysis option is also brilliant.

Cons: The layout of the software does take some getting used to. There is so much packed into one screen that it can become a bit overwhelming. It can even be tedious switching between windows. Exporting files and pictures can also be a bit of a bull sometimes. But once you get a feel for it the front panel does become a bit easier to operate.

Overall: My overall experience with OriginPro has been very good as it has speed up several of data processing tasks within our lab. The batch analysis along with the apps make it worth the money.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on April 26, 2019

Dear Cameron,

Thank you for the review!

Regarding your comment:
"Exporting files and pictures can also be a bit of a bull sometimes."
Could you please provide some details?

Sincerely,
OriginLab

review based on five year experience

May 16, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Fitting function is excellent. Professional graphs are good.

Cons: Difficult to make an automatic code to repeat routine procedure.

Overall: Very good

Easy to Use

May 08, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Very easy to manipulate formatting for publish quality figures.

Cons: Column manipulations are not straightforward. Like subtracting two columns, etc.

Overall: Very good. Great figures for scientific articles and presentations.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on May 15, 2019

Hi Amanda,

Thank you for the review!

In recent versions, one can simply type
B-C
etc in the Fx row cell of a column to perform quick calculations at column level. The column short names are fixed, similar to Excel, so the formula can be simple like above.

Please contact technical support if you need further help.

Sincerely,
OriginLab

The gold-standard in producing graphs

May 02, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: After a few hours of practice, I was able to create extremely high-quality graphs for my PhD thesis. Whilst other programs struggled with the amount of different data I was trying to visualise, OriginPro had absolutely no problems.

Cons: It was a little hard to use for the first few hours, although once I got to grips with the software I was impressed with it's functionality. Also, as I used it under the university licence, I have no idea how much it costs.

Where is the Mac version?

Apr 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Origin has is highly versatile and has a huge graphics capacity

Cons: The main problem is that there is no Mac version. Consequently, I have to use Parallels. It makes everything more cumbersome and expensive.

A minor issue is that some functions are hard to find and learn how to use. Maybe the graphics can be improved to make it conceptually easier.

Overall: I use Origin to visualize the data of my research in cell biology, for publication and presentation. It has answered my needs without exception.

OriginPro made my life easy:)

May 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: OringinPro contains all the necessary statistical features and user-friendly methods for organizing multiple plots. The folder/file/sheet organizing structure is also very neat.

Cons: When a OroginPro project file also contains an imported bitmap image, it takes a long time to save.

Overall: My work involves a lot of data processing and plotting images for publication. Once I got introduced to OrginPro my life became much easier!

Amazing Software

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. The quality of graphs it produces are outstanding.

2. The capabilities of the software are extensive.

3. The customer support is outstanding. They can solve virtually any problem I give them.

Cons: There is very little to like about this software. The only downside is that some graphs can be cumbersome to make.

Overall: Making graphs for publication, doing curve fitting, statistic analysis and integration.

Great flexibility, Super Customer Support

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: I like the many different options for plotting and basic trend analysis. Customer support is amazing. Responses to emailed questions within 24 hours (max) and have had several of my suggestions for addition to software incorporated in updates.

Cons: Still find navigating the different pull-downs/options difficult (for example Plot Details vs Plot Setup).

Use of origin for FTIR and thermo rheological measurements

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Versatile software, scripts, data export, linking to other software such as R and matlab, great visualization

Cons: sometimes it is too bulky ie requires reproducing datasets in order to make data analysis, some bugs, sometimes data processing is cumbersome but it improves version to version

Overall: I use it for many years and find it reliable

Visualizing Your Data

May 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Origin is a very powerful and flexible data analysis and charting tool. It is able to visually represent data in a wide variety of ways and can cope with huge amounts of data if necessary.

Cons: There is a fairly long learning curve but it is worth the journey.

Review of Origin igiro fo weiver

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: It makes nice looking graphs that you usually don't have to mess too much with.

Cons: Every now and again, you need to do something with your data, and the operation is buried under a mountain of other features you aren't using.

Overall: Use it to make graphs for publications. I only use the most basic functions

Graphics

May 07, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Its graphing versatility and accommodation importing data from other programs.

Cons: Nothing, I only have to keep pace with the new enhancements.

Overall: I've been using Origin since my college years;. I've watched the software grow into a leading graphics program keeping pace with our data driven new reality.

Outstanding service

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use and functionality. However, the best is the personal service

Cons: Some times (without reading the instructions) it is difficult to navigate

Overall: Outstanding. Support is just amazing. The platform is easy to use even between versions

Review of OriginPro

Apr 22, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Easy to use. Provide many options for customizing scientific plots.

Cons: Sometimes, managing a lot of data in one project becomes a little difficult.

Overall: I think it is the software I will recommend to use. Much better than MS Excel

Best analysing and plotting software

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The versatality of the functionalities. Have all the features that SigmaPlot, Prism have.

Customer support very helpful!

Cons: The python combatibility seems to be not well developed

Overall: Data curve fitting

Plot

Origin

May 07, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Marked improvements with each upgrade, in plotting capabilities and statistics menu

Cons: Help for the lab talk programming language could be improved

Overall: Very good

OriginPro

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Ease of use, logical, great presentation-quality graphs

Cons: Cannot complain, really. Great software to use in the lab for data analysis.

Still not intuitive, but does make nice plots

Apr 22, 2019
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

2 / 5
Customer Support
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Pros: Data fitting works extremely well... once you have managed to set it up.

Cons: Extremely non-intuitive and support has been almost useless, seemingly relying on other users in forums?

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on April 25, 2019

Hi Jonathon,

Thank you for your comments on OriginPro!

Regarding your comment about lack of adequate support:
We work with distributors in several countries worldwide. The distributors are responsible for providing product and licensing support for local users. We will bring your complaint to the attention of our distributor in your region.

In the mean time, we will be happy to provide assistance directly to you. You can find contact information for our main office here:
http://www.originlab.com/support

Sincerely,
OriginLab

A great return on your money's worth

Apr 22, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Everything is fairly intuitive to figure out how to use, nothing is hidden too far out of sight from the user, and you have every option under the sun for what kind of graph to create.

Cons: The meticulous clicking required to achieve certain tasks was irritating, and the normalize function didn't do exactly what I intended.

Overall: I'm using it for Crystallographic data.

Vendor Response

by OriginLab on April 26, 2019

Hello,

Thank you very much for the review!

Regarding your comments:
1> "The meticulous clicking required to achieve certain tasks was irritating"
Could you please share an example of a task in Origin where you run into this?

2>"and the normalize function didn't do exactly what I intended."
Can you please provide more details on what was the expected result?

You could send your response to tech support. You can find the contact information here:
www.originlab.com/support

Sincerely,

OriginLab

Plotting Software for Large Data Set

May 14, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The contour plots are very useful to generate process maps.

Cons: Connectivity to the server for the license sometimes takes time.

Overall: It is very useful when you have large data set. Data analysis and visulization is very convenient. Plots are very friendly.