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OriginLab Releases New Data Analysis and Graphing Software, Origin 2018

Latest version includes a new App Center, Cell Formula support in Worksheets, new plot types, graph preview in Windows Explorer, improved Project File size, Unicode support, and several new Apps

NORTHAMPTON, Mass., Nov. 14, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- OriginLab, a leading publisher of data analysis and graphing software, today announced the release of Origin® and OriginPro 2018. This latest version of OriginLab's award-winning software application adds over 75 new features, Apps and feature improvements, further enhancing Origin's ease-of-use, graphing, analysis and programming capabilities.

Origin 2018 includes several ease-of-use enhancements such as a new App Center dialog to install and update Apps with a single click; preview of graphs in Windows Explorer; improved Origin Central dialog to explore graph samples and recently opened/unsaved files; interactive selection of area of graph for exporting and copy-pasting; Unicode support allowing for easier exchange of Origin files with colleagues around the world; automatic carry-over of User Files and Toolbar settings from previous version; and a new Project File structure with significant reduction in file size.

Origin 2018 also introduces: Cell Formula support in Origin worksheets; new graph types including Bridge Chart, 4DXYZ Plot with Custom Boundary, and Double-Y Box Plot; enhanced dialog for Graph Legend customization; support for Reference Lines in graphs using custom expressions or statistical functions; image pop-up when hovering on worksheet cells containing images or graphs; and support for including images in Summary report from Batch Processing.

OriginLab continues to provide Apps for extending graphing and analysis features. Ten new Apps are being released at the same time as this new version: Simple Fit; Global Peak Fit; OPJ Searcher; FFT Examiner; Operations Manager; Gage Study; Kernel Density for Polar and Ternary; Paired Comparison Plot; Composite Spectrum Regression; and Equation Solver.

"We continue to extend Origin's data analysis and graphing capabilities through regular releases of Apps. Our customers will be excited to see the new App Center dialog in this version, providing one-stop browsing, installation and update for Apps," said Dr. C.P. Yang, founder and CEO, OriginLab. "We have added cell-level formulas, a feature that users have long asked for. The formulas can incorporate data references, variables, functions and constants, allowing users to perform routine calculations and summary operations right within their Origin worksheets. We have also added Unicode support to Origin, making it easier to add special symbols and characters to worksheets and graphs. This will allow our international customer base to work together and share projects more efficiently. I am sure this 2018 release will be received as the most powerful and user-friendly version of Origin yet!"

Additional updates and features in Origin 2018 include: Default decimal digit control for different analyses; skip hidden columns and plots when analyzing data; grouping support for statistics on rows; improvements to partial column and row import for ASCII and other popular file types; new toolbar buttons for re-import and cloning of workbooks; shortcut key to change lighting direction on 3D graphs; ALT+X key sequence to enter Unicode characters in worksheet cells and labels; and auto bound settings for peaks when fitting with Peak Analyzer.

Origin offers an intuitive, point-and-click interface for new users, combined with a wide range of powerful functions for advanced purposes. OriginPro includes all of the features of Origin plus extended analysis tools. Origin and OriginPro are used by more than 500,000 registered customers worldwide spanning Fortune Global 500 companies, research institutions, and colleges and universities across various disciplines including physics, chemistry, biology, pharmacology, engineering, and manufacturing.

Availability
A free trial version (valid for 21 days with an evaluation license, or 3 days without license) is available for download from the OriginLab website at www.originlab.com/demodownload.aspx. Origin users with active maintenance service will receive a free upgrade to this latest version. Previous version users can obtain upgrade pricing by contacting OriginLab. For new users, Origin and OriginPro licenses are available as single user, concurrent (floating) network or node-locked (fixed) group. Academic, government and volume discount pricing options are available. For pricing information, please visit: www.originlab.com/ordering.

System Requirements
Microsoft Windows®10, Windows 8/8.1, or Windows 7; 2.4 GHz or higher Pentium-compatible processor; 2 GB of RAM; 2 GB of free hard disk space; a DVD drive (if installing from DVD). Some Origin features require installation of Internet Explorer 9 or later. Mac users can run Origin by using Microsoft Windows within OS X using third-party virtual machine software.

About OriginLab
Founded in 1992, OriginLab develops data analysis and graphing software for users in corporations, government agencies, colleges and universities worldwide. Its flagship products, Origin® and OriginPro, provide a comprehensive solution for scientists and engineers at every technical level to analyze, graph, and professionally present data. OriginLab has offices in Northampton and Wellesley, Mass., and Guangzhou, China. For more information visit www.originlab.com, or join the conversation on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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