Origin, the experimental data analysis and visualization software

Discover Origin, a reliable and powerful solution, offering 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 and Origin Pro.

With Origin Standard, focus on your work rather than on fully mastering the tool. With its wide range of tools, 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

  • Import of data to the final report
  • Flexibility for data analysis
  • 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


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.

A clear and structured graphical interface

In addition to an intuitive interface, benefit from a wizard that help you get started with the software, Origin Central: navigation through existing projects, sample projects (graphics and analysis), video tutorials or the application exchange platform… Moreover, a multi-sheet workbook system and an integrated project explorer help you organize your projects in a structured way.

Numerous data analysis tools

Origin offers a wide range of data analysis tools (curve and area fitting, peak analysis, interpolation, signal processing, derivatives) and 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 of graphs are available 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.

Available directly from Origin, you can install and test these applications that will simplify your work. Listening to users, OriginLab regularly develops new applications to meet their specific 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.

What’s new for the Origin 2023 version

The Origin 2023 version offers a number of new features to make your work easier, including:

  • Enhanced Project and Window Management: Adding notes to folders, Pin or restoring their size and position, etc.
  • Worksheet Enhancements: Banded Rows for Worksheet and Table in Graph, Improved Worksheet Export to Image, ability to Copy the sheet or selection as HTML/EML, etc.
  • Insert Worksheets in Graph or Layout: to create custom reports.
  • Double-Y Graphs in Single Layer : This version supports plotting Double-Y graphs in a single layer, allowing easier manipulation and analysis of plotted data.
  • Smart Skipping of Symbols for Large Datasets : For a nicer presentation of data while maintaining overall features of the data.
  • Line-Symbol Plot with automatic X value sorting : Perform automatic X value sorting of data in line or line-symbol plots without having to sort the worksheet columns.
  • Angle Annotation Tool : You can now simply click and select three points in a graph to add the angle annotation.
  • Text Box and Page/Layer Title : New Mini Toolbar buttons and properties have been added to support Layer and Page level titles.
  • Improvements to Exporting: Built-in viewer for immediate preview of raster and EMF exports, Hot key to export graph with last-used theme ect.
  • Improvements to Contour Plots : Insert multiple custom contour levels with options for turning on lines and labels ect.
  • Improvements to LabTalk Scripting : Improved Script Window with Unicode Support, syntax coloring, improved font  etc.
  • New Graph types :
Stacked 3D Heatmap

Stacked 3D Heatmap

Ternary Vector Plot

Ternary Vector Plot

3D Line now has option for Spline or 
B-spline connection style

3D Line now has option for Spline or B-spline connection style

New applications:

  • Effect Size for ANOVA Pro
  • Bootstrap Sampling Pro
  • Propagation of Error Pro
  • Steel-Dwass Test Pro
  • Stiegele MDF Connector
  • Classify Points in Graph Pro
  • Pulse Fit Pro
  • Torsional Angle Wheel Plot Pro
  • Gardner-Altman Plot Pro

> Learn more about all the new features of Origin 2023



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, Windowss 11
  • 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 or Microsoft Edge on Windows 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 preferable

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.

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