Origin, the experimental data analysis and visualization software

Discover Origin, a reliable and powerful solution, a palette of processing, analysis, visualization and automation tools that will make your life easier every day.

Origin is a complete data analysis and graphing tool providing a range of features (peak analysis, curve fitting, statistics…) to meet the quality requirements and specific needs of the scientific community (researchers, engineers, technicians…). Origin exists in two versions, Origin Standard, offering the essential features, and Origin Pro, for more advanced use.

With Origin Standard, focus on your work rather than on fully mastering the tool. With its wide range of tools, you’ll get your analysis in a few clicks without having to manipulate your data cell by cell.

With Origin Pro, take advantage of the same features as Origin Standard, completed with a more advanced set of tools in peak analysis, curve and area fitting, statistics, signal processing and image manipulation.

5 good reasons to use this software

  • Data import for the final report
  • Data analysis flexibility
  • Wide choice of publication quality charts
  • Automation of repetitive tasks
  • Connectivity with Excel, Matlab, LabView, Python, R…

I learned more from this training than I expected. The trainer introduced us to elements and functions of the software that we hadn’t even thought of! Nothing but positive things.

Justine Benghozi-Bouvrande
Origin Training

Why choose Origin?


An ” all-in-one ” solution

Origin is a complete solution:

  • Import the raw data from your experiments with the many formats available : .csv, .dat, .xls, . spc, and many others
  • Manipulate your data to make it easily usable
  • Perform all your analyses, calculations, and statistics,
  • Trace your graphs in 2D or 3D,
  • Edit your final analysis/test reports and use HTML, CSS, or Python to customize them.

All this by simple ” point-and-click “, with no programming required, and in an intuitive way.

With a clear and structured graphical interface

Benefit from a wizard that will help you get started with the software, Origin Central, which brings together all the necessary resources you might need: navigation through your existing projects, sample projects (graphics and analysis), video tutorials or the application exchange platform. In addition, a multi-sheet workbook system and an integrated project explorer will help you organize your projects in a structured way.

Providing numerous data analysis tools

Origin offers a wide range of data analysis tools: curve and area fitting, peak analysis, interpolation, signal processing, derivatives, Statistics: descriptive, ANOVA, parametric and non-parametric tests, multivariate analysis, power and sample size calculations, survival analysis and ROC curves. Each analysis is accompanied by a report that summarizes parameters and organizes your results. In addition, you have access to the entire NAG Mark 25 library (latest version) via Origin C functions (integrated programming language).

Opt for a wide selection of publication-quality graphics

With more than 100 types of graphics built in, Origin makes it easy to create and customize your visualizations and give you optimal publication-quality results. Powerful tools allow you to easily manipulate and customize your charts. Many types are available, allowing you to meet the needs of different business sectors, such as histograms, pie charts, waterfalls, radars, parametric graphs, polar coordinate graphs, area curves, profile curves, iso line maps, thermal maps, field graphs, Pareto graphs, with multiple vertical axes or multiple sections, in 2D or 3D, or statistical graphs.

Automate repetitive tasks via scripts

With or without programming, Origin allows you to create import filters, import multiple files simultaneously, and add scripts after import that can be saved and reused. The same is true for analysis, data processing and graphics, whose styles and properties can be saved and reused at will.

To take it a step further, Origin includes two built-in programming languages : Origin C, a C-compatible language, and the interpreted LabTalk™ programming language. It also has a real development environment, the Code Builder, to code and debug its scripts.

Having a large library of scalable applications

Origin offers an application exchange platform, powered by users and the OriginLab team itself, to make available to as many people as possible tools developed around Origin : treemap, Monte Carlo simulation, LaTeX editing interface, principal component analysis (PCA), etc.

These applications are accessible from your Origin software directly. You can install, test, track some applications that will simplify your work. In addition, OriginLab closely follows the users : specific applications are developed as the year goes by to meet your punctual needs.

Compatible with your other tools

Connect your other tools to Origin: Matlab™, LabView™ or Microsoft© Excel, query Origin from these tools to get the most out of each. You can also create your own processing routines in Origin C or LabTalk, integrating your Python or R codes.

Work on large datasets

Origin allows you to connect to your databases via ODBC, ADO connectors or import very large test datasets.

Once imported, this data will be able to be visualized, explored, analyzed, in a simplified way, with dynamic tools

Origin 2021b new features

OriginPro 2021 New fatures

New color manager

Manage color lists and palettes with the new Color Manager tool. The main features supported by this tool are: 

  • Select the desired lists and color palettes to access from the mini-toolbars and other places in the user interface 
  • Create your own lists or color palettes, including by selecting and interpolating colors 
  • Import lists or color palettes from external files 

OriginPro 2021 | Color Manager

New formula bar

A new formula bar has been added for worksheets. It offers the following benefits: 

  • Enter the cell formula when a cell is selected 
  • Enter the column formula when a column or row of the F(x) label is selected 
  • Easily edit complex formulas, with the ability to adjust the font size of the formula bar  for easier reading 
  • Select and fill interactively cell ranges while modifying the formula, for example the input range of a function 
  • Use search and insert functions 

OriginPro 2021 | New formula bar

Even better Python support

The Origin embedded Python environment has been greatly improved in version 2021 : 

  • Supports version 3.8. 3
  • New package originpro with easy, high-level access to Origin objects and data from Python 
  • Use Python functions in Set Column Values 
  • Define non-linear fitting functions using Python 
  • Support Python code in the import wizard 
  • Access Python functions from LabTalk and Origin C 
  • Access several sample projects and WorkBook templates from Python 

More mini toolbars for quick editing

Several new contextual mini-toolbars have been added : 

  • Tables in labels of graduation 
  • Tables in graphs 
  • Display of date and time in worksheets 
  • Legends in graphs 
  • Control of increment 

Many existing toolbars have also been updated with more buttons for easy access to common tasks. 

New chart types

  • Chord diagram  
  • Lollipop graph 
  • Vector polar 
  • Stacked  
  • Unicode symbols 
Chord diagram
Lollipop graphic
Vector graph in Polars
Stacked graphics browser
 Symboles Unicode

New applications

  • Neural Network Regression PRO 
  • Taylor Diagram 
  • Detrended Correspondence Analysis PRO 
  • Rank Models by Fit Reports PRO 
  • Optimization Solver PRO 
  • Apparent Integration PRO 
  • Import PDF Tables 
  • 3D Polar Strain Map PRO 
  • HTML Table Assistant 
  • Periodic Report PRO 
  • Connecteur TDMS 
  • Connecteur Yokagawa WDF 



These system requirements apply to the most recent version of Origin and OriginPro.

Microsoft Windows

  • Operating System: 64-bit (x64) Microsoft Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8, Windows 8. 1, Windows 10
  • Processor : 1.6 GHz 64-bit (x64)
  • Memory : 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
  • Hard Drive Space : 2.0 GB free hard drive space for program installation + help files (does not include data storage).
  • Other hardware : USB port or DVD drive (if installing from a USB stick or DVD)
  • Browser : Learning Center dialog requires Internet Explorer version 11.

Additional recommendations for large data sets:

For users working with large datasets (for example, importing text files of 10 MB or more in size), OriginLab makes the following additional recommendations.

  • Multi-core processor : The more processors, the better
  • RAM : At least 16 GB or more
  • Storage : SSD
  • Network : If the data is on a network, 1000 Mb (Gigabit) is best

See also, the documentation for the system variable @IAS which controls the minimum file size (in MB) to allow multi-threading on import.

Mac OS

Mac users can run Origin using Microsoft Windows via Boot Camp or in OS X using third-party virtualization software.

See the system requirements and instructions:https://www.originlab.com/index.aspx?go=support&pid=1059

Starting from (excl tax)
Perpetual license
1439 €
432 € / year
Student subscription
69 € / year