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Error Bars

Origin can draw error bars on a graph to indicate error or uncertainty in a reported measurement. Origin provides customization controls for error bars in both 2D and 3D graphs.

In 2D graphs, you can:

  • Use both X and Y error bars.
  • Use both plus and minus directions.
  • Set style of error bars, including color, line width, cap width, and transparency.
  • Specify how to skip error bars when drawing.
  • Draw error bars as lines, with fill color between error bars and data.
  • Use both X and Y error bars in column graphs.
  • Draw error bars in polar graphs as arcs.
polar plots with error bars as arcs
Polar Plots with Error Bars as Arcs

error bars drawn as lines with fill area
Error Bars Drawn as Lines with Fill Area

In 3D graphs, you can:

  • Use both plus and minus directions.
  • Set style of error bars, including color, width, and transparency.
  • Select data for error bars.
  • User error bars in such 3D graphs as XYZ 3D scatter, matrix 3D scatter, 3D color fill surface, and 3D color map surface.
3D scatter plot with error bars
3D Scatter Plot with Error Bars
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