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System Folder Build Failed, Axes missing, File Open fails, color list is black

A collection of inexplicable problems are caused by incompatible HP printer drivers.

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ID Number:1080

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/13/2013 5:34:15 PM

How to refer to fitting parameters in Set Column Values?

Keywords: fitting, parameter, formula

ID Number:1464

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/29/2013 3:15:22 PM

Modify the legend so that it is organized as two columns instead of one.

A LabTalk script to modify the legend so that it is organized as two columns instead of one.

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ID Number:1463

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:9/4/2012 11:25:52 AM

Origin 8.6 Requires Certain Microsoft DLLs to Run

Origin 8.6 is built using Microsoft Visual C++ 2010, and thus it requires certain MS DLLs to run. If you run Origin on a computer without these DLLs, you will see an MS DLL error at Origin start-up.

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ID Number:1462

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/20/2012 11:39:55 AM

Text label font size in worsheet too large

Text labels added to a worksheet in version 8.5 and saved as a worksheet template or OPJ will appear larger in size when opened in 8.5.1.

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ID Number:1453

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/16/2012 10:11:34 AM

Check for Updates may fail to connect with some Proxy Servers

At some locations that use a Proxy Server, it may be necessary to manually enter the Server information in the Internet Options applet.

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ID Number:983

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:2/15/2012 2:03:07 PM

XP Theme can create problems for some users.

Using the XP Theme in Windows XP creates problems for some users running Origin 8.6.

Keywords: crash XP Classic Theme

ID Number:1461

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:1/24/2012 12:35:01 PM

Origin Link to Mathematica was broken by the release of Mathematica 8.

When running Mathematica 8, the SEQUENCER.EXE will not allow Origin to connect to Mathematica.

Keywords: Mathematica Link Sequencer

ID Number:1460

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:12/15/2011 2:56:33 PM

Resolving large OPJ, Origin CPU over-use, and recalculate problems.

Some customers have experienced problems with: 1) OPJs becoming unreasonably large in file size 2) Origin occupying full CPU 3) Recalculate fails to operate The problems are solved by clearing pending operations.

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ID Number:1459

Item Category:Projects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/7/2011 5:58:32 AM

Performing FFT Without Padding or Truncating Data

Starting with version 7.0, chapters of the NAG numerical library have been added to Origin. This library has FFT routines which can compute FFT without performing any padding or truncating.
This item provides Origin C code that uses NAG FFT.

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ID Number:1086

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/6/2011 10:21:43 AM

Windows 7 Display Setting causes problem for export

Display settings cause problem when exporting graphs to any of the vector formats such as EPS.

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ID Number:1456

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/1/2011 5:18:25 PM

Restore the Set Column Values dialog or some other dialog

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ID Number:1448

Item Category:Data Manipulation

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/19/2011 11:05:28 AM

Pasting data from Excel is limited to the first 256 columns

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ID Number:1446

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:3/22/2011 4:26:09 PM

Why are the Plot Setup dialog box or Theme Gallery not opening?

This kbase item explains how to register an ActiveX control used in some Origin dialogs.

Keywords: fail, appear,

ID Number:990

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/29/2010 9:18:32 AM

Can I open my version 8.x Project OPJ files in older versions?

This item summarizes backwards-compatibility of version 8.x OPJ files and shows how to view OPJ files created or updated with Origin 8.x in older versions of Origin.

Keywords: compatible, opj, older

ID Number:1139

Item Category:Projects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/1/2010 3:16:19 PM

Nonlinear scales on a second axis

This knowledge base item provides two methods for displaying a second X or Y axis that displays a nonlinear relationship to the primary axis.

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ID Number:1116

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/5/2009 11:14:51 AM

Using the Peak Analyzer, why doesn't Origin find the peak function?

Keywords: Gaussian, analyzer, peak, fail, failed, load, loading

ID Number:1439

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:8/12/2008 4:08:15 PM

Installing the PFM on Windows Vista

If you selected your User Files folder as the default c:\Users\login name\AppData\...then installing the PFM will work without any problems. However, if you selected your User Files folder as the Custom Folder c:\Progam Files\OriginLab\..., you will need to run Origin as Administrator in order to install the PFM.

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ID Number:1134

Item Category:PFM

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/17/2008 3:51:35 PM

Managing Project Explorer Slowdown in Appended Projects

Some appended projects can experience severe slowdown in the Project Explorer in isolated circumstances when the appended project contains a very long results log.

Keywords: Slow, long, folders, folder, change, appending

ID Number:1438

Item Category:Project Explorer

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:5/21/2008 4:13:55 PM

Origin and OriginPro 8, X-Function Scanning at Each Start-up

Origin and OriginPro 8 should not perform an X-Function scan at each start-up. If you are seeing this behavior, please run Origin or OriginPro once when logged into Windows with an account with administrator permissions. If this is not possible or practical, please contact Origin Technical Support for an alternative solution.

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ID Number:1437

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/20/2008 12:36:20 PM

What do I do when notepad reports that my license file is missing or incorrect?

If you installed an Origin CLIENT network member, and when you start that client Notepad opens reporting that the license file is missing or incorrect, then review this item to troubleshoot the problem.

Keywords: andrew

ID Number:1046

Item Category:FLEXlm Management

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/15/2008 10:36:01 AM

Can I access external DLLs in Origin C?

Keywords: custom, routine, Pascal, FORTRAN, fitting

ID Number:1214

Item Category:Origin C

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 5:16:29 PM

Can I save my formatting for merged graph windows?

If you find yourself using the Graph:Merge Graph Windows menu, you may wish to save your settings as a theme to use in the future. This would save time as the dialog would not need to open.

Keywords: merging, theme, format

ID Number:1143

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 5:16:03 PM

How do I open and manipulate a MySQL Database inside Origin?

This tutorial details how to install a dataset into an existing MySQL database and how to access and explore that dataset remotely within Origin.

Keywords: importing, ODCB, connector, Query

ID Number:1432

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 5:15:16 PM

How do I change my serial number without uninstalling and reinstalling?

Origin's Modify program allows you to change the serial number of an existing Origin installation.

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ID Number:1129

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 5:10:44 PM

How do I show the data values on my bar or column graph?

To show the data values on a bar or column graph, you can duplicate your data values in the worksheet, and then add them to the graph as data labels.

Keywords: label, y-values,

ID Number:1120

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 5:09:23 PM

I see "page cannot be displayed" in the Origin help file. What can I do?

There are two reasons why you may be seeing "page cannot be displayed" text in the Help window. One cause is due to a security setting on some Win XP SP2 computers. The CHM file is blocked from viewing. The other cause is if you are running an Origin Client and a security update has been applied to your Origin Client computer.

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ID Number:1104

Item Category:DAQ

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 5:00:05 PM

Why does the License Information dialog box open when I start Origin?

Origin would open the License Information dialog box at start-up if:
1) You purchased a renewable serial number and the renewal date has passed.
2) Origin has detected a change in computer hardware or in the operating system, causing the license file check to fail.
This Technical Support Knowledge Base item discusses how to resolve these problems.

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ID Number:1087

Item Category:FLEXlm Management

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 4:59:03 PM

How can I get the web data into my worksheet properly?

When you copy data from a web page and paste it into an Origin worksheet, all the data may display in one worksheet column, even if you copied multiple columns of data into the clipboard. To get around this problem, you can use the Import Wizard.

Keywords: internet, import,

ID Number:1058

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 4:58:00 PM

Is there an easy way to copy graph properties from one graph to another?

You will get the most out of Themes if you keep Themes simple.

Keywords: theme, format,

ID Number:996

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 4:55:36 PM

How do I exclude outliers from an analysis routine without deleting the data?

You can use the Mask Toolbar to exclude individual points or ranges of points from analysis.

Keywords: masking, hide

ID Number:992

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 4:51:32 PM

Can a standalone network member/Group member use InstallShield's silent mode?

Origin 7.5 PRODUCT supports InstallShield’s silent install mode, but the Origin 7.5 UPGRADE does not.

Keywords: install, installation, quiet, background,

ID Number:910

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 4:20:11 PM

Does Origin support InstallShield's silent mode for an Origin Client?

All builds of Origin 7.5 support InstallShield’s silent install mode, as do the SR2 and later Origin 7.0 builds.

Keywords: Intall, Installation, quiet,

ID Number:909

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 3:42:57 PM

How does Origin come up with appropriate Tick Labels for my data?

Origin's Automatic Scaling is handled by a LabTalk command that tries to come up with reasonable numbers based on the limits of your XY data.

Keywords: range, automatic scaling, axis, axes,

ID Number:564

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/13/2008 3:40:54 PM

A Cathodoluminescence Study

Chalcedony and agates from a variety of world-wide hosts were examined using cathodoluminescence (CL) and plotted and analyzed in Origin.

Keywords: curve fitting, cathodoluminescence, gaussian fit, coefficient of determination, ternary plots

ID Number:1435

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:2/11/2008 3:45:17 PM

Miniature Postsynaptic Currents (mPSCs) Study

This case study shows how Origin was used to show the properties of miniature postsynaptic currents (mPSCs) at the C. elegans neuromuscular junction.

Keywords: ryanodine receptor, quantal size, C. elegans, neuromuscular junction, presynaptic, linear fitting, correlation coefficient, mean amplitude, bell-shaped, normal distribution, histogram, uniform population, pclamp

ID Number:1434

Item Category:pCLAMP

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:2/11/2008 3:29:38 PM

How do I customize Drag and Drop and File Open for various import file types?

Keywords: filter, settings, customize

ID Number:1387

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/7/2008 10:03:02 AM

Accessing variables extracted from imported file by script in Import Wizard

Make sure to save the variables in the page.info area of the target page. Then you can access them with the page.info.system node or the page.info.user node.

Keywords: Import Wizard, extract variable, LabTalk, script

ID Number:1433

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:2/4/2008 10:27:03 AM

Find x values at y=0 or a constant, for active data plot in the graph

This script finds x values where y=0 for the active data plot in the graph.

Keywords: cross, x-axis, intersect

ID Number:1141

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/31/2008 10:14:30 PM

DPI setting and raster image export

When exporting your graph as a raster image such as bmp or jpg, you'll have to decide the DPI setting.

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ID Number:1123

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/31/2008 5:28:03 PM

What is the difference between embedding and linking a graph in a worksheet cell

Keywords: contain, report, book

ID Number:1412

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 2:25:15 PM

How do I set up and print a large graph page on multiple sheets?

Keywords: size, poster

ID Number:1427

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 2:19:40 PM

How do I modify the legend?

Keywords: object, control, programming, substitution

ID Number:1423

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 1:46:20 PM

Is Origin C compatible with ANSI C?

Keywords: standard, object oriented, class, C++, C#

ID Number:1429

Item Category:Origin C

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 1:07:52 PM

Can I control what header rows to display in a worksheet?

Keywords: column, special, name, unit, comment, sparkline

ID Number:1430

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 1:04:16 PM

What is the difference between LabTalk and Origin C?

Keywords: script, ANSI, object, oriented, C++

ID Number:1428

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 12:59:00 PM

Can I access external DLLs in Origin C?

Keywords: custom, routine, Pascal, FORTRAN, fitting

ID Number:1431

Item Category:Origin C

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2008 12:46:58 PM

What are the various options for fitting multiple peak data?

The best way to fit your multiple peak data depends on the nature of your data, the number of peaks, and what type of fitting function you are using.

Keywords: replica, range, baseline, user-defined, deconvolution

ID Number:1288

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/17/2008 4:13:07 PM

What is the difference between LabTalk and Origin C?

Keywords: script, ANSI, object, oriented, C++

ID Number:1218

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/17/2008 12:48:38 PM

Is Origin C compatible with ANSI C?

Keywords: standard, object oriented, class, C++, C#

ID Number:1187

Item Category:Origin C

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/17/2008 12:46:47 PM

Can I control what header rows to display in a worksheet?

Keywords: column, special, name, unit, comment, sparkline

ID Number:1229

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/17/2008 10:11:41 AM

How do I smooth my own data, so I don't get a new curve drawn on top?

Keywords: output, input, new

ID Number:1287

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/16/2008 5:48:11 PM

Reversible Photodegredation Study

This case study reveals that it is possible for organic molecules to heal when allowed to rest.

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ID Number:1133

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:1/16/2008 1:15:51 PM

Zoom Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to zoom in on a range of data using the Zoom Tool.

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ID Number:936

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:1/16/2008 1:15:17 PM

Origin C code to sort your legend text

This function will sort the legend entries in ascending order. It does not replot the data or change the order of the datasets in the layer; it simply sorts the legend entries.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1130

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:1/16/2008 1:13:27 PM

How to concatenate two worksheets

A Labtalk script that joins two work sheets side-by-side while preserving column labels

Keywords: 

ID Number:926

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/16/2008 1:09:33 PM

How do I automate repetitive tasks?

Keywords: pink, delete, arrow, magenta, plots, data

ID Number:1307

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/15/2008 4:36:03 PM

How do I fit a part of the data plot in my graph?

Keywords: subset, select, range, selector

ID Number:1335

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/10/2008 4:30:08 PM

How do I hide the Analysis Markers?

Keywords: pink, delete, arrow, magenta, plots, data

ID Number:1375

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/10/2008 12:34:41 PM

How do I perform a different analysis on the same range?

Keywords: markers, lock, selector, regional

ID Number:1293

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/10/2008 12:14:08 PM

What formatting capabilities are available for the worksheet?

Keywords: color, font, alignment, wrap, theme, template

ID Number:1319

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I copy and paste data with full precision from and to Origin?

Keywords: significant, digits

ID Number:1372

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

What are X-Functions and how do I create and share them?

Keywords: function, dialog, tool

ID Number:1362

Item Category:X-Functions

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I edit and format text in merged cells?

Keywords: modify, combined, worksheet, row, label

ID Number:1366

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I link one worksheet cell to another?

Keywords: value, reference, auto, update, result, parameter

ID Number:1369

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I edit merged text in a column label row?

Keywords: repeat, worksheet, row

ID Number:1344

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I copy data with column label rows?

Keywords: heading, header

ID Number:1358

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

Is there a way to extract data from a worksheet based on conditions?

Keywords: subset, reduce, reduction

ID Number:1360

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I resize width/height of multiple columns/rows in a worksheet?

Keywords: report sheet

ID Number:1359

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I auto fill cells with data?

Keywords: repeat, worksheet, row

ID Number:1422

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I list all categories of X-Functions?

Keywords: command, xf

ID Number:1398

Item Category:X-Functions

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I perform calculations using worksheet data columns?

Keywords: dataset, vector, math, simple

ID Number:1399

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

What is a Sparkline and how do I customize it?

Keywords: graph, curve, word size, view, data, embed, aspect ratio, stretch

ID Number:1405

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

How do I set up my worksheet to be mxn cells in size and make the cells scale wi

Keywords: report sheet

ID Number:1326

Item Category:Workbook

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:04 PM

Where can I find examples and help with scripting?

Keywords: LabTalk, macro, OGS

ID Number:1324

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I access analysis result table values from script?

Keywords: fit, parameters, results

ID Number:1325

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What are system variables?

Keywords: customize, @, start, settings

ID Number:1312

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is the Sampling Interval header row?

Keywords: step, offset, precision

ID Number:1317

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I list all script variables?

Keywords: edit, session, project

ID Number:1318

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

Does the FFT computation truncate or pad my data?

Keywords: padding, truncation, power, two

ID Number:1320

Item Category:Signal Processing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I add, arrange, and view multiple matrix objects in one matrix window?

Keywords: matrix book, sheet, layer, object, slider

ID Number:1403

Item Category:Matrix

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I perform FFT when my time data is not evenly spaced?

Keywords: sampling, interval, periodic, uneven, missing

ID Number:1404

Item Category:Signal Processing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is the difference between ASCII import and the Import Wizard?

Keywords: filter, settings, customize, script

ID Number:1416

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How to get the column name, units, etc.?

Keywords: header, labels

ID Number:1418

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

Can I import data from a database and save and re-use queries?

Keywords: Oracle, SQL, source, update, automate

ID Number:1419

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is the difference between data and image?

Keywords: view, bitmap

ID Number:1424

Item Category:Matrix

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What are the various classes supported in Origin C?

Keywords: object, C++, properties, settings

ID Number:1388

Item Category:Origin C

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I use ASCII Options saved with my template to import my file?

Keywords: meta, data, book, import

ID Number:1380

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I import custom date and time data?

Keywords: day, hour, minute, second

ID Number:1381

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I import multiple data files with the same format?

Keywords: repeat, automate, automation, batch

ID Number:1382

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is the command window?

Keywords: panel, history, x-function, script, execute, run

ID Number:1383

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

Can I access Extract Worksheet Data from script?

Keywords: subset, reduction

ID Number:1384

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I retrieve and use variables extracted from file name and header?

Keywords: meta, data, organizer, book, import, annotate

ID Number:1385

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

When I copy data from Microsoft Excel how can I have the text automatically appe

Keywords: row, header, heading

ID Number:1386

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I loop over various objects in my script?

Keywords: page, layer, column, row, folder, worksheet, workbook, matrix

ID Number:1390

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is the notation for addressing data in workbooks and matrix books?

Keywords: range, cross, reference, sheet, object, column, dataset

ID Number:1396

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I plot arbitrary column as x and y?

Keywords: graph, layer, create

ID Number:1397

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I turn off sparklines when importing ASCII files?

Keywords: slow

ID Number:1303

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I find the area under my curve?

Keywords: peak, integrate

ID Number:1304

Item Category:Spectroscopy

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

Where can I find a list of available mathematical functions?

Keywords: mathematics, formula, math

ID Number:1301

Item Category:Mathematics

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I parse out strings?

Keywords: processing, token, method

ID Number:1299

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is Code Builder?

Keywords: code, debug, development, IDE

ID Number:1295

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I change the target window to output error message?

Keywords: error message, script window, command window, @NOE

ID Number:1289

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I declare a variable so that it is available for an Origin session?

Keywords: global, project

ID Number:1420

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

Where can I find a list of available statistical functions?

Keywords: stats, statistics

ID Number:1421

Item Category:Statistics

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

Can I create stand alone applications with Origin C?

Keywords: EXE, custom, external

ID Number:1337

Item Category:Origin C

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I compute autocorrelation on a signal?

Keywords: compare, two, auto, autocorrelation, correlation

ID Number:1341

Item Category:Signal Processing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I locate the peaks in my data?

Keywords: peak, detection

ID Number:1343

Item Category:Spectroscopy

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I delete a variable?

Keywords: edit, session

ID Number:1345

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is the NAG library and how do I access it?

Keywords: custom, numeric, mathematics, statistics, stats, special

ID Number:1356

Item Category:Programming

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

What is current working folder and favorite folders?

Keywords: OGS, script, LabTalk

ID Number:1373

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I create custom toolbar buttons that run my script macros?

Keywords: automate, click, repeat

ID Number:1323

Item Category:LabTalk

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I create a function of two variables?

Keywords: matrix, surface

ID Number:1300

Item Category:Mathematics

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I import data from the clipboard or from a web page?

Keywords: copy

ID Number:1302

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:03 PM

How do I make all text labels in my graph to have one consistent font size?

Keywords: drop, rise, bottom

ID Number:1314

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What are the restrictions on various object names?

Keywords: length, special, character, symbol

ID Number:1321

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I change the relative size of subscripts and superscripts?

Keywords: font, custom

ID Number:1376

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I add tick marks to an axis at specific values?

Keywords: location, label, axes

ID Number:1377

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

Can I merge multiple graph windows into one?

Keywords: layers, single, page

ID Number:1378

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What customization options are available for graph axis titles?

Keywords: label, legend, text

ID Number:1379

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I manually move and arrange layers?

Keywords: axes, plots, size, axis

ID Number:1349

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I customize the legend?

Keywords: dataset, symbol, special

ID Number:1352

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

Is there a User Community site to share tools and applications?

Keywords: exchange, file, website

ID Number:1339

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I package multiple Origin files to share with a colleague?

Keywords: pack, unpack, zip, single

ID Number:1327

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I add and customize tables in a graph?

Keywords: analysis, result, publish, grid, link, parameter

ID Number:1330

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I share my custom graph settings with my colleague?

Keywords: template, theme, group

ID Number:1353

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I customize the symbol for one data point in my graph?

Keywords: special, format

ID Number:1354

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What are the different ways by which I can add data plots to an existing graph?

Keywords: layer, content, multiple, curve

ID Number:1350

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is a graph template and what is a graph theme?

Keywords: settings, customize

ID Number:1347

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is a graph layer and how many layers can I have in a graph page?

Keywords: axes, plots, multi, multiple, axis

ID Number:1348

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I create a double Y axis graph?

Keywords: second, two

ID Number:1310

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is the System Theme and how does it affect my graphs?

Keywords: status, on, off

ID Number:1342

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is Speed Mode and how does that affect my graph and my graph export?

Keywords: slow, fast, missing, data, all, part, redraw, display, points

ID Number:1340

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I label the data points in my graph with the x, y values?

Keywords: cursor, annotation

ID Number:1290

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I plot multiple datasets from different sheets or books into the same gra

Keywords: different, combine

ID Number:1291

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

Can I paste an external image into a graph page?

Keywords: picture, annotation

ID Number:1292

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I add or remove properties from the System graph theme?

Keywords: status, on, off

ID Number:1294

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is a dialog theme?

Keywords: settings, save, saving, repeat

ID Number:1298

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

Can I use external color palette files to apply color to contour plots and other

Keywords: plot, group, image, PAL

ID Number:1370

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I add and arrange layers to a graph page?

Keywords: align, move, swap, resize, adjust

ID Number:1394

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

My dockable window is missing. How do I get it back?

Keywords: docked, project explorer, command, history, data info

ID Number:1391

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I create a contour and surface graph from my XYZ data?

Keywords: gridding, triangulate, triangulation, matrix

ID Number:1392

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I prevent the Results Log window from opening?

Keywords: automatically, popping up

ID Number:1389

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I define custom colors, and will they look the same on other computers?

Keywords: RGB

ID Number:1426

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I insert Greek symbols and other special characters in a graph label?

Keywords: angstrom, degree, math, German umlaut, diaeresis, acute, tilde, accent mark

ID Number:1357

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I add a second nonlinear x or y axis to my graph layer?

Keywords: link, formula, equation

ID Number:1417

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is User Files Folder and where are my personal settings stored?

Keywords: template, theme, function

ID Number:1414

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I set custom offsets for the curves in my waterfall plot?

Keywords: stack

ID Number:1415

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I combine multiple legends into one?

Keywords: merge, box, single

ID Number:1406

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I change the order of data plotted in a graph layer?

Keywords: rearrange

ID Number:1407

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I make negative values in a column graph to plot downwards from zero?

Keywords: drop, rise, bottom

ID Number:1408

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I define global constants?

Keywords: set column values, parameters, calculation

ID Number:1316

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is the easiest way to copy graph settings from one graph to another?

Keywords: theme, template

ID Number:1363

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

Why does my graph look different on other computers?

Keywords: printer, driver, size

ID Number:1322

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I change the position of the X and Y axes?

Keywords: swap, horizontal, vertical

ID Number:1332

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I customize and reuse toolbar settings?

Keywords: preference

ID Number:1328

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

Is there an auto save feature for projects?

Keywords: power, crash, lose, work

ID Number:1329

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I prevent windows like the Quick Help window from docking?

Keywords: float, project explorer, results log, command window

ID Number:1367

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

What is grouping and how does it affect operations on my graph?

Keywords: multiple, common, setting, increment

ID Number:1368

Item Category:Graph

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:02 PM

How do I fit a single dataset with multiple instances of one function?

Keywords: replica, peak, repeat

ID Number:1331

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

What is the difference between global fit and independent fit?

Keywords: nonlinear, regression, multiple datasets

ID Number:1334

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

What accelerator or shortcut keys are supported?

Keywords: marker, lock, keyboard, hotkey

ID Number:1313

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I further process or plot results contained in report sheet tables?

Keywords: manipulate, copy

ID Number:1364

Item Category:Data Manipulation

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I export graphs with exact size and resolution as specified by publishers

Keywords: DPI, large, disk, file

ID Number:1365

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I control the size of the graph I copy from Origin and paste into Microso

Keywords: large, big

ID Number:1315

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

Why am I not getting a good fit?

Keywords: quality, goodness, chi square, r square, chi-square, r-square, poor, bad

ID Number:1409

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

Why can't I reproduce the fit curve using reported parameters?

Keywords: incorrect, difference

ID Number:1410

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I call the NAG library in my user-defined fit equation?

Keywords: special, functions

ID Number:1411

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I perform curve fitting on my histogram plot?

Keywords: frequency, Gaussian, distribution, normal

ID Number:1400

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

Why do I need to provide initial parameter estimates for my user-defined fitting

Keywords: convergence, converge, iteration, iterate

ID Number:1401

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

Can I do curve fitting with X error bars?

Keywords: y, experimental

ID Number:1402

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I set the same bounds to parameters when fitting multiple datasets?

Keywords: multi, many, share, sharing

ID Number:1413

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

Why does my fit curve appear jagged and not smooth?

Keywords: poor, bad

ID Number:1425

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

What are these markers and what is this lock on my graph?

Keywords: plots, data, nonlinear, regression, arrow, magenta, pink, range, analysis, green, range

ID Number:1305

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I identify and eliminate outliers?

Keywords: bad, experiment

ID Number:1393

Item Category:Data Exploration

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I know if my fit result is good?

Keywords: quality, goodness, chi square, r square, chi-square, r-square, poor, bad

ID Number:1306

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

Why is my fitting function not compiling?

Keywords: user-defined, expression, equation, Origin C

ID Number:1296

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I find Y or X values from new X or Y values based on my fit curve?

Keywords: calibration, calibrate, lookup table

ID Number:1336

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I fit replicate data?

Keywords: multiple, repeat

ID Number:1338

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

What does the NLFit error code mean and what can I do?

Keywords: -101, -100, 0, 1, 100, 101, -200, -201, -101,

ID Number:1346

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I find the average of multiple columns or data plots?

Keywords: standard deviation, standard error, mean

ID Number:1311

Item Category:Data Manipulation

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I normalize my data?

Keywords: math, manipulate, one

ID Number:1309

Item Category:Data Manipulation

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I compare datasets or fitting models?

Keywords: result, parameter, comparison, experiments

ID Number:1361

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I average N multiple curves when the X values of each curve are different

Keywords: standard deviation, standard error, mean

ID Number:1351

Item Category:Data Manipulation

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I know if an analysis result is not up to date?

Keywords: lock, symbol, red, auto, update, yellow, green

ID Number:1355

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I fit all curves in my layer or graph?

Keywords: plots, data, nonlinear, regression, multiple datasets

ID Number:1333

Item Category:Curve Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

What is the precision of results from analysis operations?

Keywords: significant, digits, decimal

ID Number:1374

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I sort my data?

Keywords: ascending, descending

ID Number:1308

Item Category:Data Manipulation

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

What does the Recalculate drop-down in various dialogs do?

Keywords: auto update, repeat, automatic, yellow

ID Number:1297

Item Category:General

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 5:36:01 PM

How do I customize Drag and Drop and File Open for various import file types?

Keywords: filter, settings, customize

ID Number:1395

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/9/2008 11:44:31 AM

Fitting with y error fails when errors are zero, missing, or very small

When fitting with errors, if some error values are zero, or very small, or are missing value, then fitting may fail for certain weighting methods. Fit Status error values will be -204, -205 or -206.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1142

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:12/21/2007 3:22:29 PM

Matrix gridding dialog does not work in 8SR0

In version 8 SR0, when the Worksheet|Convert to Matrix|XYZ Gridding menu item is invoked, the dialog does not open.

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ID Number:1140

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:12/12/2007 4:09:46 PM

Electronic state analysis of a heavily overdoped high temperature superconductor

In the mid-1980s, a new class of multi-layered copper-based superconductors was discovered with transition temperatures ranging above 100K. These posed two of the most important unsolved questions in physics: what makes these materials superconductors, and is it possible to achieve superconductivity at room temperature?

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ID Number:1121

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:11/20/2007 1:06:45 PM

Speed mode setting in profile/contour plots

Sometimes the speed mode setting remains on although you have turned it off. The reason is that some of the contour lines cannot be drawn because the logical resolution of the screen (which in Origin corresponds to the physical resolution of the default printer), has been met.

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ID Number:1117

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:11/20/2007 12:54:54 PM

Overlay multiple Contour Graphs

To allow overlayed Contour Graphs to display properly, you must turn off image caching for the top layers.

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ID Number:1126

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:11/20/2007 11:27:00 AM

Simulate 3D Error bars

A workaround is provided to enable 3D Error Bars on 3D Scatter/Trajectory graphs.

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ID Number:1127

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:11/20/2007 11:20:18 AM

The Origin Color Palette

The Origin Color Palette is discussed with regard to the Origin interface and shared Origin project files.

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ID Number:1111

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:11/20/2007 9:40:03 AM

Inserting Origin Data Plot Symbols in Other Applications

Origin installs a True Type font set called Origin into the Windows \FONTS folder. This font set includes the data plot symbols available from the symbol gallery on the Symbol tab of the Plot Details dialog box, and the line styles available from the Style drop-down list on the Line tab of the Plot Details dialog box.

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ID Number:1113

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/20/2007 9:36:17 AM

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About ... The Origin Matrix

A thorough discussion of the complete metrics of a Matrix Window followed by a script that uses the information to label a point on a contour graph.

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ID Number:560

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:11/20/2007 9:34:55 AM

Masking Data

In this Technical Review article, users will learn how to create and manipulate masks through both the worksheet and graph window using the Mask toolbar, its buttons, and shortcut menus and will see its advantages when performing certain analyses.

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ID Number:339

Item Category:DAQ

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:11/19/2007 2:12:47 AM

Running Origin 7.0 on Windows Vista

Set Compatibility Mode to Run as Windows XP.

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ID Number:1138

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/27/2007 2:47:35 PM

Fitting replicate data

Origin's NLSF allows you to "Fit Multiple Datasets" with parameter sharing.

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ID Number:1137

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:9/7/2007 5:10:11 PM

Error when converting XYZ data to a matrix

You may see this error message when you have datasets of unequal sizes (i.e. either your X, Y, or Z dataset contains one or more values than the other datasets). Make sure that for every X value, there is a corresponding Y and Z value.

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ID Number:1136

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/27/2007 5:13:00 PM

LAYER.CMAP properties control the display of Color Contour or Surface Graphs

The number of color levels, the Z values for each level and the colors for all levels (including 'above', below and 'missing') are controllable through script.

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ID Number:647

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:2/1/2007 5:14:34 PM

Microsoft security update triggers drawing problems on Win98/WinMe

Microsoft security update (KB918547) of Windows GDI triggers graph drawing problems on Win98/WinMe.

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ID Number:1125

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:12/28/2006 2:28:26 PM

Edit: Copy Page results in a very small pasted image.

What to do if you select Edit: Copy Page for a Graph and the graph in the image is very small compared to the image container when you paste it into another application.

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ID Number:250

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:11/14/2006 2:10:05 PM

Fitting through a certain point

In simple linear fitting, we sometimes want to fit the line through a non-zero point. However, in Origin linear fitting tools, only fixed slope, fixed intercept and fixed to zero are supported. To solve this problem, you can fit the line in nonlinear curve fitter and add a linear constraint during fitting.

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ID Number:1122

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/7/2006 10:36:11 AM

Origin recompiles at every startup - solution

If Origin performs a full recompile every time you start Origin, you should check the location of your User Files Folder and modify it as discussed in this Tip.

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ID Number:1049

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/18/2006 10:53:54 AM

Displaying a Layout Page in Another Application

Displaying a Layout Page in Another Application Tip for Origin 5.0, Windows 95

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ID Number:77

Item Category:Layout Pages

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/25/2006 3:59:09 PM

Finding new X or Y values from a Standard Curve

The table function is used to predict new values along a curve.

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ID Number:680

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:8/15/2006 10:33:44 AM

Writing a script to duplicate the Pick Peaks Tool functionality

This Script uses the curve object to find peaks in your plotted dataset.

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ID Number:682

Item Category:DAQ

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:8/15/2006 10:31:35 AM

Move a row of text into the worksheet column Labels

If your worksheet opens with a row of text and you would like to move those values into the column labels, this script will automate that task.

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ID Number:326

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/7/2006 2:32:13 PM

Why is my fit curve jagged looking after clicking Done in the fitter?

By default, when you click Done in the Nonlinear Curve Fitter, the fitter generates a fit curve that contains 60 points which are uniformly distributed over the X range of your original data set, and it displays this fit curve in your graph. Prior to clicking Done, you can customize the fit curve display settings in the After Fitting dialog box.

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ID Number:1081

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/20/2006 3:53:29 PM

Fitting with Integrals

Using a Fitting Function with an Integral

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ID Number:121

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/14/2006 3:24:49 PM

Service Release 6 for German Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to German SR3 (7.5853) and German SR5 (7.5870). To verify your version, select Help:About Origin

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ID Number:1115

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:3/1/2006 4:54:27 PM

Service Release 6 for Japanese Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to Japanese Origin 7.5 SR3(7.5853) or SR5(7.5870). Previous builds need to patch to sr3 first. To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

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ID Number:1112

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:2/13/2006 6:02:10 PM

Service Release 5 for Japanese Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to Japanese Origin 7.5 SR3 (7.5853). Previous builds, SR1(v.7.5775) or SR2(v.7.5822) need to patch to sr3 first. To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

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ID Number:1074

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:2/13/2006 5:30:50 PM

Creating Custom Tick Marks and Labels at User Specified Locations

This procedure can be used to place custom tick marks and labels on an Axis at any number of desired locations.

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ID Number:492

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/9/2006 4:05:29 PM

Service Release 6 for Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to English Origin 7.5 SR4 (7.5853) and SR5 (7.5870). To verify your version before patching, select Help:About Origin.

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ID Number:1110

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:1/30/2006 11:57:48 AM

Ternary Plot Tick Marks can either be parallel or perpendicular

In a ternary plot, the default setting is for the tick marks to be parallel to the grid lines; however, you can add a section to the origin.ini file to change the default to perpendicular to the axes.

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ID Number:1107

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/16/2005 5:29:44 PM

Solving Origin Installshield Problems

A simple way to solve Origin installation problems.

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ID Number:1060

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/17/2005 10:58:48 AM

Doc.dropindex stores the index of the nth file dropped/opened in Origin

When writing LabTalk code that will be executed after import of a data file and saved as part of the import filter, knowing the index of the nth file can be useful.

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ID Number:1106

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:10/17/2005 5:06:27 PM

Network Installation - License Information Dialog Box Keeps Re-opening

If you installed an Origin network member (server or stand-alone), and the License Information dialog box is not accepting what you think is a valid entry for the FLEXlm server HostName, then review this item to troubleshoot the problem.

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ID Number:1039

Item Category:FLEXlm Management

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/17/2005 3:00:46 PM

Plotting a Grouped column plot with two Y-axes

To create a double Y column plot you need to use empty column(s) as placeholder(s).

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ID Number:1072

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/7/2005 6:13:58 PM

Create a LabTalk callable OriginC function to use Filter Importing

The ASCII Import Wizard allows you to make filters that remember the format of your data files. This Tip shows you how to create an OriginC function that can be called from LabTalk which will load a file using an import filter.

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ID Number:1105

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/1/2005 1:14:43 PM

Maximum Length of NLSF Parameter Names Edit box

The Parameter Names edit box can be activated by enabling the User Defined Param. Names check box in the Edit Function and Define New Function window of the Non-linear Least Squares Fitter (NLSF).

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ID Number:581

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:8/25/2005 5:46:28 PM

Connect line across missing data in graph

If your data has missing Y values and you plot using one of the graph templates that includes a line connection (such as Line & Symbol), you can force the lines to connect through the missing values. This option is available at the graph page level in the Plot Details dialog box (Format:Page).

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ID Number:1082

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/22/2005 10:04:12 AM

Working with long user-defined fitting functions

There is a character limit in the nonlinear curve fitter's Definition text box. If your function exceeds this limitation, define the function in an OGS or TXT file and use a run.file(filename) in the Definition text box.

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ID Number:252

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:8/18/2005 11:11:04 AM

Equation with Polynomial Fit results does not match data

If you perform a Polynomial fit of your data using order 4 or more, and you plug the parameter values found into the polynomial equation, you might not get the same result as the fit.

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ID Number:1066

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/9/2005 5:22:06 PM

Use Custom Date - Time formats in Origin

Use can use Custom Date - Time formats to get Origin to understand and display Date - Times in formats that are not listed in the Date Display list.

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ID Number:1102

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/19/2005 10:46:06 AM

Error 258 while opening a file

What you can do to recover data when you encounter an error while opening a file.

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ID Number:317

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/13/2005 12:15:29 PM

Plotting Bar Graphs on a Logarithmic Scale

You can display bar graphs on a logarithmic scale using 1 as the "floor" or value which alters the direction of the bars by selecting the "Log Scale Use 1 as Floor" check box on the Graph tab of the Options dialog box.

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ID Number:1097

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/11/2005 5:01:09 PM

Displaying grid lines in a contour graph.

The following instructions show you how to display the grid lines in front of (or behind) the data.

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ID Number:1101

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/8/2005 2:51:48 PM

Controlling Speed Mode in Origin 7.5

Speed Mode is an important feature in Origin that allows the user to quickly examine large datasets. The settings of this function can be altered to for plotting, printing and exporting of Origin graph windows using the options listed below.

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ID Number:1095

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 12:07:13 PM

Setting default path for exporting image files

When you select "File -> Export Page" from the Origin menu bar, the default folder that opens will be set as the same folder that is used to Import Image files into a Matrix. This means that tracking is only used when you import Image files.

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ID Number:1084

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:41:46 AM

Saving ASCII file header to be used to annotate your graph

When you import an ASCII file using the Import Wizard, you have the option of scanning the header and extracting info from it saving into string variables.

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ID Number:1079

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:40:40 AM

Fitting a Gaussian Curve to a Histogram Plot

To fit a Gaussian curve (or any other function) to your histogram plot, you will need to first plot the Count column, from the Bin worksheet that gets created, as a Column Plot.

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ID Number:522

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:40:26 AM

Magnify a portion of your data plot

When a data plot is magnified using the Enlarger tool, the axes are rescaled to show an expanded view of the data.

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ID Number:1076

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:39:58 AM

Getting the same axis scales in different layers

Copy/Paste Formats as well as Themes is an easy way to set the axis properties of layers.

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ID Number:1069

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:39:46 AM

Plotting 4D data

If you have 4 columns of data that you wish to plot, you could plot the first 3 as an XYZ scatter and then use the 4th column to set the symbol color.

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ID Number:1059

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:39:33 AM

Use CTRL+click to select a graph layer (display its sizing handles)

For some graphs, it can be very difficult to select the graph layer such that you see the graph layer's sizing handles. Once the sizing handles display, you can easily resize or move the graph layer. This item provides an easy method for accomplishing this task.

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ID Number:1063

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:39:19 AM

Interpolate unequally spaced data to create a uniform X

Some analysis options like the Savitsky-Golay smoothing routine require equally spaced data. You can use Origin's Interpolate analysis option to first create a new dataset with a uniform X to then perform the analysis on.

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ID Number:1062

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:39:04 AM

Find the sum of every n points in a dataset

The following Origin C function can be used to calculate the sum of every n points in a dataset or said another way it breaks the dataset up into groups of a specified size and returns a range corresponding to the sum of each group.

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ID Number:1057

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:38:31 AM

Converting X,Y,Y,Y,Y, Z Worksheet Data to Simple X,Y, Z

Often experimental data representing a surface is not in simple x, y, z form required for 3D plotting and analysis. A simple LabTalk script can appropriately re-organize the data into a new worksheet.

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ID Number:1055

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:38:14 AM

Average Replicate Curves to find the mean and standard deviation

Enter or import your data into the assays worksheet template, a custom Origin worksheet template that you can use to find the mean as well as standard deviation of the set of XYY or XYXY data.

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ID Number:1054

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:37:58 AM

Accessing the data for a spline or b-spline curve

When you plot data as line or line + symbol and set the line connection to spline or b-spline, Origin provides a couple techniques to access the spline/b-spline data.

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ID Number:101

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:37:30 AM

The axes size/length is determined by the layer area

The length of the axes is determined by the Layer Area settings on the Size/Speed tab of the Layer Properties dialog.

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ID Number:798

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:37:02 AM

Finding X and Y unknowns

In Origin 7 and 7.5, new Find X/Find Y functionality has been added to the Linear, Polynomial, or Sigmoidal Fit tools. In Origin 7 SR1 and above, this has also been added to the NLSF.

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ID Number:863

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:35:56 AM

The meaning of 'Auto' in the Set Column Values dialog

New to Origin 7.5, is the 'Auto' setting in the row indexes of the Set Column Values dialog. In previous versions, only row index numbers were allowed. In the 'From' field, 'Auto' still means row 1, but in the To field, 'Auto' means to the end of the dataset - which may change.

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ID Number:984

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/29/2005 11:26:11 AM

Network - Don't Show License Information Dialog to Additional Log In Users

Each log in user running a stand-alone network member is asked the FLEXlm server name on their first start up. This item describes how to prevent this.

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ID Number:1050

Item Category:FLEXlm Management

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/28/2005 12:23:40 PM

Selecting a Scientific Graphing and Data Analysis Software

The following article describes the considerations that must be made when evaluating scientific graphing and data analysis software. <-- deciding on a scientific graphing and technical data analysis software -->

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ID Number:736

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:6/9/2005 11:48:04 AM

Creating a Nonlinear Fitting Function Using External DLL

There is an add-on that can be downloaded from the File Exchange that provides necessary files and instructions for creating an External DLL-based fitting function.

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ID Number:1093

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/3/2005 5:21:25 PM

Fit a dataset with all functions in the NonLinear Fitter

A script is presented that fits a dataset with every function in the Non-Linear Curve Fitter.

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ID Number:1092

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/26/2005 4:16:32 PM

Effect on Sensory Nerves by Vertebral Column Movement

A neurophysiologist has performed studies designed to understand how mechanical movement of the vertebral column affects sensory nerves that innervate the paraspinal tissues.

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ID Number:999

Item Category:Layout Pages

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:27:36 AM

Discovering the Mysteries of Epilepsy Using pClamp Analysis

Researchers at Vanderbilt took advantage of Origin's ability to import and plot pClamp data, as well its ability to perform nonlinear curve fitting while performing an epilepsy study.

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ID Number:1031

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:27:30 AM

Automating pKa Curve Fitting Using Origin

Brian Bissett, a scientist at Pfizer Global Research & Development, has performed research related to the development of new medicinal drugs. His research involved the analysis of chemical compounds in order to determine their pKa values. These pKa values were then, in turn, used to predict whether or not a specific compound has or does not have drug-like properties.

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ID Number:1023

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:27:24 AM

Mapping the Density States of a Superconductor

A graduate student at the University of California at Berkeley, has performed research related to the study of experimental condensed matter physics. Using a scanning tunneling microscope, the student took an image of a high temperature superconductor called Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x and mapped the density of states of the superconductor as a function of energy.

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ID Number:1017

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:27:17 AM

Research in Spacecraft Propulsion Technology

The Propulsion Research Center at NASA/MSFC researches and develops technologies for use in "in-space" propulsion of spacecraft. Research scientists there have been working with electric propulsion (EP) engines. In recent months one researcher has been using Origin as a graphics package for the presentation of research results.

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ID Number:1010

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:27:10 AM

Multiphysics Displayed in Origin

Multiphysics Displayed in Origin: Laser Synthesis of Nanoparticles

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ID Number:1002

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:27:05 AM

How to use Origin

This generic case study illustrates how a typical user might use Origin during his/her daily work.

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ID Number:989

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:26:54 AM

Powerful Data Analysis Routine Helps Locate Buried Bombs

Barthel & Schreiber's worked on an airfield near Munster, Germany to detect buried bombs. The airport needed expansion in areas that were heavily bombed during WWII. The one hectare area took a year to clear, and about the midway point in the project, the company found several bombs, including a 500-pound bomb that was the largest it had ever found.

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ID Number:730

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:26:08 AM

Customized Acoustical-Analysis Programs Speed Delivery of Critical Information

Acoustic emission is used to detect defects in structures, and using cluster analysis, scientist summarize acoustic signal characteristics to indicates whether or not there is a likely defect source at a particular location. The Origin-based AE analysis program has dramatically improved the speed and ease of AE data analysis.

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ID Number:724

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:26:01 AM

New Analytical Method Helps Verify Chemical Weapons Compliance

The ability of new analytical method to measure fluid properties within a closed container will help to verify compliance with the chemical weapons treaty. The new method will enable inspectors to determine if artillery shells and other sealed containers are filled with chemical warfare compounds without the time and expense of opening them.

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ID Number:731

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:44 AM

Italian Research Laboratory Analyzes Instabilities in Carbon Dioxide Lasers

The National Institute of Optics, Florence, Italy, has demonstrated spatial and temporal instabilities in carbon dioxide lasers, by displaying data using three-dimensional charts that graph beam intensity as the third dimension on top of an XY axis that represents the cross-section of the beam.

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ID Number:726

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:37 AM

Push-Button Analysis Aids Study of Leading-Edge Battery Technology

Northwestern University researchers have developed a series of macro programs that provide significant time savings by quickly calculating spin lattice relaxation times (T1) that are crucial to evaluating new electrolytic materials.

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ID Number:725

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:29 AM

Graphics Script Provides Quick Classification of GaAs Wafers

Using LabTalk, author wrote script necessary to analyze and create color plots. It has saved time in analyzing EL2 defect data and correlating it with measurements of devices made with the finished wafers. As a result, the Air Force has substantially increased its understanding of how EL2 defects should be controlled in wafers used for various devices.

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ID Number:722

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:23 AM

Automating Chart Production Reduces Time Required to Produce Reports

Templeton uses over/under charts to enable the client to examine, in a clear and concise manner, a comparison of their investments to major investment indices. This chart is also used to keep clients aware of the structure of their portfolio.

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ID Number:734

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:15 AM

Researchers study cardiac energetics with fluorescence spectroscopy

Researchers study how energy production is regulated in the heart when energy consumption suddenly changes. They want to verify the following hypothesis: as pacing frequency is increased, cytosolic calcium and work increases.

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ID Number:729

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:09 AM

Custom Application for Ford, Reduces Graphing of Transmission Testing Data

Engineers at Ford in Livonia test torque converters in a cell setting. These tests are designed to compare the performance of alternate designs in regards to performance, noise, oil flow and other critical characteristics. The entire series of graphs including the new multi-axis graphs is done with Origin .

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ID Number:728

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:25:03 AM

Study Demonstrates Synergistic Effects of Drugs in Facilitating Transplants

Research at Goteborg University, Sweden demonstrate two common immunosuppressive drugs CyclosporineA(CyA)& antithymocyte globulin(ATG)which suppress rejection organ transplant surgery work much better in combination than separately. The serious side effects, and difficulty in analyzing the results systematically have improved.

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ID Number:727

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:24:56 AM

Study Shows That $250 Million Could Be Saved In Laparoscopic Surgery

Data tracking on the flow rate of different Veress needles used in abdominal surgery, and how recommendations were provided to the manufacturer to improve design, and reduced associated costs.

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ID Number:721

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:24:50 AM

Get Your Engineering Point Across With More Descriptive Charts

Engineers presenting their ideas to colleagues canmake better use of charts and graphs. When properly arranged and captioned, one good chart can explain an entire proposition. A visually appealing presentation is likely to get better reception from people who, have chosen to pursue engineering careers because they are used to thinking visually.

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ID Number:735

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:24:44 AM

Robust Data Analysis Using OriginLab's Origin and LabTalk™

This case study outlines a book written by Brian Bissett at Pfizer Global Research and Development, Groton, CT, USA. The book includes a section on using LabTalk™ for the automation of data analysis routines.

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ID Number:902

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:24:38 AM

Experiments Increase Understanding of Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease

McGill University researchers have a better understanding of chronic obstructive lung disease via experiments to induce pulmonary hyperinflation in healthy test subjects. The experiments demonstrated that discomfort experienced by lung disease sufferers is related to their inability to empty their lungs during expiration, which increases the effort for inspiration.

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ID Number:732

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:24:30 AM

Heart Differences Between Neonatals and Adults

Data used to investigate differences of heart tissue samples obtained from newborn and adult patients, show behavioral changes of electrical currents, which help regulate the beating of the heart. This study will assist physicians in deciding which drugs and dosages provide benefit for the treatment of newborns with cardiac arrhythmias.

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ID Number:733

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/26/2005 10:24:24 AM

Automated Dose Response Curve Fitting

AstraZeneca (Alderley Park, UK) has developed a customized data processing application in Origin that can analyze up to 2,000 datasets per hour, an improvement of 50 to 100-fold over the number that scientists could analyze using previous methods.

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ID Number:1091

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:5/24/2005 10:35:28 AM

Fitting Multiple Data Sets

Fitting Multiple Data Sets

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ID Number:915

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/14/2005 9:49:33 AM

Simplifying LC data analysis using Origin

A custom routine that automates calibration and curve fitting reduces the time to analyze polymer compositional distribution liquid chromatography (LC) data by 50%.

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ID Number:1085

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:4/7/2005 10:24:49 AM

Change column width in a column graph.

To change the column width in a column graph, open Plot Details dialog box and change the Gap between Bars setting (on the Spacing tab.

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ID Number:440

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/23/2005 4:35:35 PM

One legend for multiple layers

Each layer in a graph has its own legend object, but you can create one legend for the entire graph by checking the "Include Data Plots from All Layers" checkbox on the Legend tab of the Plot Details dialog, when the Graph itself is the active graph element as seen in the hierarchical tree structure of the Plot Details dialog.

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ID Number:994

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/23/2005 4:34:03 PM

Create your own color list for grouped datasets

The Style toolbar is useful for formatting both text labels and other annotations as well as data plot attributes such as line color. For grouped plotted datasets, you can now create your own incremental color lists.

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ID Number:985

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/23/2005 3:52:10 PM

Curve Fitting made easy

One of our senior software developers has written an article about curve fitting for the Industrial Physicist web site.

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ID Number:914

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:2/10/2005 2:25:02 PM

Copy and Paste Graph Formats allow for quick formatting of an added plot

After you add a data plot to an existing graph, you can now in one step format it to look like another plotted dataset.

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ID Number:1077

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2005 11:38:14 AM

The Maximum Number of Columns in an ASCII Import into a Worksheet

The maximum number of columns of an ASCII data file that can be imported into a worksheet at one time is 8,000 columns.

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ID Number:286

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:1/11/2005 9:49:08 AM

Fan Performance Curves - A Customized Application for Greenheck Fan

OriginLab's Application department, in cooperation with Greenheck Fan Corporation, has developed a custom fan curve application and interface to replace an existing and cumbersome interface and set of Fortran routines.

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ID Number:1078

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:12/22/2004 11:55:50 AM

AIDS Vaccine Development

A group of researchers at the Washington National Primate Research Center are currently performing in depth research into various aspects of human biology, specializing in the development and assessment of AIDS vaccine efficacy. Origin is used to collate, organize, statistically analyze and visually display the data obtained during their research.

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ID Number:1040

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:12/22/2004 11:49:34 AM

Understanding and Working with Layers - Part 3

In this article, learn how to display a selected range of your data in a second layer using either the Inset graph or the Zoom graph template. Also covered in this article is the use of the Enlarger tool.

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ID Number:239

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:12/17/2004 9:23:47 AM

Using the Zoom Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to zoom tool to zoom in on your data for closer inspection.

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ID Number:963

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:12/17/2004 9:21:58 AM

How to convert an integer or double to a string or vice versa in Origin C

The Format member function of the string data type will format and store a series of characters and values in the string.

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ID Number:1064

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:12/16/2004 5:39:26 PM

Service Release 5 for German Origin 7.5

This service release can only be applied to German Origin 7.5 SR3 (build 853). To verify your version, select Help:About Origin

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ID Number:1075

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:11/29/2004 2:53:26 PM

Use the data function to create a column of time values

If you know the start time value, and you want to create your X column of data, you can use the Data( ) function in the Set Column Values dialog.

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ID Number:1073

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/22/2004 4:35:19 PM

Script breaks a single dataset into groups of a specified size

This script will take one column of data and create multiple columns of data of a specified size. For example, if you have 100 data points and you want to break it up into groups of 10, you'd get 10 new columns of data.

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ID Number:1065

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/11/2004 11:35:30 AM

Adding a linked layer to a graph

A simple Labtalk script to add a linked layer to a graph. It can be placed in a button or added to a menu.

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ID Number:1071

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/10/2004 1:44:51 PM

Popular Speed Keys

Some frequently used Speed Keys that help reduce effort.

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ID Number:1051

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Updated Files

Last Modified:11/10/2004 1:30:32 PM

How to add fill color under a selected range of a curve

A simple three step method for adding fill color under a selected range of a curve using menu commands.

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ID Number:1070

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/9/2004 3:22:53 PM

Importing .MAT MATLAB files into ORIGIN75

Limitations on importing MATLAB .MAT files are described.

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ID Number:1061

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:11/9/2004 1:27:12 PM

Service Release 5 for Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to English Origin 7.5 SR2 (7.5817) or English Origin 7.5 SR4 (7.5853). Previous builds (SR0, version 7.5714, and SR1, version 7.5776) need to patch to SR2 first. To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

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ID Number:1068

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:11/5/2004 11:57:58 AM

Service Release 4 for Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to English Origin 7.5 SR2 (7.5817) or English Origin 7.5 SR3 (7.5852). Previous builds (SR0, version 7.5714, and SR1, version 7.5776) need to patch to sr2 first. To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

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ID Number:1043

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:11/5/2004 11:41:32 AM

How to prevent additional log in users from being asked to register

When you register your Origin installation by entering a Registration ID in the Registration dialog box, or by entering your node locked license file text with a Registation ID in the License Information dialog box, then Origin is registered for your current Windows log in account. This item discusses how to register your installation for all Windows log in accounts.

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ID Number:1067

Item Category:FLEXlm Management

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/27/2004 3:16:23 PM

How Do I Run a LabTalk Script?

If you have a LabTalk script it's easy to execute in the Script Window.

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ID Number:1056

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/4/2004 4:38:14 PM

Opening an Excel Workbook as an Origin Worksheet using LabTalk

The following example will allow you to import the data from an MS Excel workbook directly into an Origin Worksheet.

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ID Number:749

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:9/23/2004 11:07:14 AM

Adding an inset graph

You can create an inset graph from the Layer Tool.

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ID Number:869

Item Category:DAQ

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/16/2004 12:56:37 PM

Extracting data by groups

A script is presented that extracts data in one column by groups found in another column.

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ID Number:684

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:9/10/2004 10:27:56 AM

The original size of Dataset object is 0

In Origin C, the originla size of Dataset is 0. So before use it you must set size, otherwise will cause error.

< -!Iris Dataset- >

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ID Number:1053

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/13/2004 6:54:45 AM

FFT frequency transforms

Using FFT for Transforms in the Frequency Domain

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ID Number:104

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/12/2004 11:53:27 AM

Utilizing built-in multi-parameter functions in the nonlinear curve fitter

The built-in fitting functions in the nonlinear curve fitter can be expressed in the following manner: name(x,p1,p2,…,pn). If a user-defined fitting function contains a built-in function, use this syntax.

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ID Number:253

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/12/2004 11:48:24 AM

Moving an Origin Server - How to Reset the Origin Clients

If you have installed an Origin server and Origin clients, and you need to move (or reinstall) the Origin server to a new location, you can edit each Origin client's ServerPath.ini file with the new Origin sever location.

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ID Number:1052

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/30/2004 2:24:01 PM

Service Release 3 for Japanese Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to Japanese Origin 7.5 SR2 (7.5817). Previous builds (SR1, version 7.5776) need to patch to sr2 first. To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1048

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:6/28/2004 11:06:19 AM

Patch 2 for Japanese Origin 7.5

Patch 2 for Origin 7.5J addresses issues with the Japanese Release version and all previous Service Releases (JSR1) of Origin/OriginPro 7.5J.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1047

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:6/23/2004 1:17:13 PM

Service Release 3 for German Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to both German Origin 7.5 SR2 (build 803b) and German Origin 7.5 SR2.1 (build 824). To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1045

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:6/22/2004 12:18:05 PM

Origin C is faster than LabTalk but slower than native C compilers

Origin C is a full featured high level programming language closely based on the ANSI C programming language syntax. Origin C is faster than Labtalk but is slower than native C compilers since it does not create directly executable machine code.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1044

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/21/2004 11:17:03 AM

The Plot Setup Dialog

New for Origin 7.5 is the Plot Setup dialog which replaces the old Select Columns for Plotting dialog. This dialog lets you assign plot properties for datasets (columns) and in some cases allows simultaneous plotting from multiple datasets.

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ID Number:987

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/14/2004 10:15:33 AM

Origin C "Address Of" Operator is &

The & character is the “address of” operator in standard C and returns the memory address or a pointer to the object which follows it.

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ID Number:995

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/14/2004 10:12:16 AM

Make a Windrose plot in Origin

A windrose plot is used by meteorologists and can be made by modifying an Origin Polar Plot.

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ID Number:1042

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/4/2004 2:23:12 PM

Text Editing in Origin

Text Control and In-Place Editing are compared and options are described.

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ID Number:858

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/27/2004 10:13:28 AM

Column Labels, Label Columns, Spreadsheets and Fruit

Data and Text mix well in Origin, as long as you understand worksheets.

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ID Number:913

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/27/2004 10:10:03 AM

Proper use of STAT object to do Linear Regression

Three methods of Linear Regression are available in Origin. The LR method of the STAT object provides power and ease of use.

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ID Number:1036

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/27/2004 10:05:46 AM

Creating a worksheet using LabTalk

You can create a worksheet called TEST using the script: " win -t data origin TEST; wo -n 1 X; wo -n 2 P1;".

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ID Number:548

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/27/2004 10:04:25 AM

Controlling the size and position of a window by LabTalk

Controlling position and size of windows created in the Origin workspace.

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ID Number:389

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/27/2004 10:03:21 AM

Calculating Moving Averages and Group Averages

Details about Origin's Adjacent Average, it's relation to Moving Average and calculating a Group Average.

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ID Number:298

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/27/2004 10:00:05 AM

Origin's internal value used for Date formatted data

Detailed information about the internal numeric system for storing Date formatted data.

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ID Number:295

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:5/27/2004 9:59:46 AM

Making LabTalk Scripts run faster

Tips to make your LabTalk scripts run faster.

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ID Number:251

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/27/2004 9:59:31 AM

Using the GETPTS LabTalk command with scripts

Details on how to program the GETPTS command to work with your script.

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ID Number:69

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/27/2004 9:58:24 AM

Getting more string storage in LabTalk

Standard Origin string variables are limited to the 26 alphabetic characters. Many of these are reserved by Origin. The techniques described allow for more string storage.

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ID Number:68

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/27/2004 9:52:58 AM

Origin crashes and System conflicts

If Origin is repeatedly crashing, there is probably a system conflict that needs to be resolved.

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ID Number:38

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/27/2004 9:51:58 AM

Origin's 'Missing Values'

A Definition of what constitutes a 'Missing Value' in Origin

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ID Number:31

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:5/27/2004 9:51:18 AM

Suppress Reminder messages that open during a batch process script

Batch processing routines do not allow for user input, so need a way through script of setting the value for the OK/Yes or Cancel/NO button in the Reminder Message dialog.

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ID Number:1033

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/26/2004 11:25:37 AM

This User vs All Users

If the person who installed Origin chose "This user only" instead of "All Users", then when another logged in user to the machine tries to run Origin, Origin displays this message. This prevents anyone except the user that installed Origin from running Origin.

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ID Number:1038

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/20/2004 3:43:59 PM

Help! I can't open Help files from the Help menu.

What to do when another application hijacks a file extension.

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ID Number:1037

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/14/2004 9:53:47 AM

download the MOCA update&ID=1035&language=English&Version=All"> MOCA Examples for Origin 7.5

In Origin 7.5, the MOCA examples were not included in the installation. To get the updated files, download the MOCA update here.

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ID Number:1035

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Download

Last Modified:4/23/2004 10:52:05 AM

Shutting Off Speed Mode for all graphs

Setting the Speed Mode parameters in a System Theme can shut off Speed Mode in all subsequent graphs.

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ID Number:1032

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/23/2004 9:06:35 AM

Converting Calendar Date to Time in days and vice versa

A simple example that shows how easy using Origin to Convert from Calandar Date to Time in days and vice versa.

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ID Number:1034

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/20/2004 5:14:43 PM

Direct Conversion data from Worksheet to Matrix

OriginC can be used to realize direct Conversion of data from Worksheet into Matrix in OriginC

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ID Number:1030

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/12/2004 2:51:01 PM

Import a bmp image file into Origin Matrix window

I would like to read a bmp image into a specified Origin matrix. In OriginC, we can use LabTalk.Image object to realize it.

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ID Number:1027

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/8/2004 3:27:50 PM

Using ODBC with MySQL server may require use of --ansi option

ODBC import of data from a MySQL server may result in no Tables/Views listed.

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ID Number:885

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/5/2004 1:53:56 PM

Label the (x,y) coordinates of a data point

This button will label the (x,y) coordinates of a data point in a graph window.

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ID Number:1024

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/5/2004 1:49:27 PM

Return multiple LabTalk values from an Origin C function.

You can only return one value from an Origin C function. To simulate returning multiple values, pass the values by reference as function arguments.

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ID Number:1007

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/2/2004 12:26:32 PM

Don't use %A to %Y when passing long strings from OriginC to LabTalk

When using %A to get long strings from OriginC, you will find %A cannot store more than 260 characters. Use A$ to replace %A, and all characters will be stored.

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ID Number:1005

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/2/2004 12:26:15 PM

Use of global variables in OriginC

When you want to access a variable in various functions, you can define the variable as static.

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ID Number:1004

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/2/2004 11:01:14 AM

Put TEXT into a worksheet cell with OriginC

Usually you put numeric data in a worksheet with the Dataset class, however you can use the Dataset::SetText(int nRow, LPCSTR lpcszTextValue) function to put a string into a worksheet cell.

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ID Number:1008

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/2/2004 10:49:00 AM

Linear fit a SUB range of a curve in the active graph and show the fit curve

Sometimes you want to make a linear fit on a part of a Curve in one graph. You can get a sub range data set from the current Curve, fit the sub range and plot the result.

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ID Number:1011

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/2/2004 10:47:46 AM

Clear worksheet by Worksheet::SetSize method in Origin C

With Origin 7.5 SR1 and later, the SetSize method is supported to resize and remove data from a worksheet.

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ID Number:1025

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/30/2004 10:23:35 PM

Arrays of Datasets or Vectors in OriginC

Prior to Origin 7.5 SR1, only vector and matrix objects can be used in an array. With Origin 7.5 SR1 and later, you can now create arrays of Datasets. An array of datasets can be created that is attached to all columns in a worksheet.

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ID Number:1026

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/30/2004 10:20:34 PM

Access Sections and Keys of ini file by INIFile class

We can use INIFile class to access ini file to replace LabTalk ini object.

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ID Number:1028

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/30/2004 10:15:06 PM

In Origin C, Import a specified range (partial import) from an ASCII file

The following sample code is an example to show importing selected rows and columns from an ASCII file into an Origin worksheet window.

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ID Number:1029

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/30/2004 10:13:20 PM

Accessing External Functions in a DLL with Origin C.

External functions residing in a DLL can easily be called from OriginC. The DLL is loaded using the #pragma dll command and then prototyped immediately afterward in the same header file. The function can then be called just like any other Origin C function.

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ID Number:997

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 2:33:18 PM

When Passing Strings to Origin C Use LabTalk $ String Variables to Maintain Case

Under certain circumstances literal strings and % string variables passed from a LabTalk script to an Origin C function may be upper cased. Use LabTalk $ string variables to ensure that strings passed from LabTalk to Origin C always maintain their original case.

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ID Number:1001

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 2:30:06 PM

LabTalk exist function can check for Origin C functions

The LabTalk exist function can also check for Origin C functions, and check the return type.

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ID Number:1006

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 1:23:13 PM

Remove a data plot from Graph Layer using OC

There are two functions to remove a data plot from a Graph Layer: One is GraphLayer :: RemoveLayer, and another is DataPlot :: Destroy().

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ID Number:1022

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 1:17:41 PM

Write character strings to Progress Bar, Status Bar, Results Log window, etc.

Origin C provide methods to write character strings to special windows, such as Progress bar, Status bar, Compile Output window and so on.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1021

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 1:14:51 PM

Use ‘try & catch’ to avoid COM error using OriginC

When you invoke a COM function, sometimes errors maybe cause an application crash or runtime error. We can use “try & catch” to avoid this case.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1016

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 1:07:07 PM

Create a XYXY graph using Origin C

You can use Vector XYXY in the Plot menu to make an XYXY Vector graph, or you can use OriginC to create an XYXY Vector graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1015

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 1:06:20 PM

Change the type of the symbol in a plot

I want to set the symbol shape in a line+symbol plot. I use AddPlot function to add a plot.

int nPlot = grphLayer.AddPlot(crvData,IDM_PLOT_LINESYMB);

How can I set the type of the symbol by OriginC?

Keywords: 

ID Number:1014

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 1:00:08 PM

Display a group of file types in an open file dialog

In a general case, we may want to have more than one file type in an opening file dialog. We need to format the file type string to show properly in the open dialog.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1013

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/24/2004 12:54:13 PM

Updated Dialog Builder AppWizard for OriginPro 7.5

The OriginPro 7.5 Dialog Builder AppWizard does not allow users to specify Origin C or LabTalk names when adding tab or wizard pages. This file update fixes the problem.

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ID Number:1020

Item Category:Origin Professional

Material Type:Updated Files

Last Modified:3/23/2004 1:44:32 PM

Copy/Paste of Layers

You can graphically select the layer and then right-click and choose Copy from the shortcut menu. You can then paste the layer onto the same graph or a different graph window. In both cases, it creates a new layer. It is not an image, but a true Origin layer object.

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ID Number:1019

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/20/2004 11:11:06 PM

The Maximum Number of Datasets that can be Simultaneously Fit using the NLSF

The maximum number of datasets that can be simultaneously fit using the NLSF is determined by the number of unknown quantities.

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ID Number:261

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:3/19/2004 9:02:35 AM

Service Release 2.1 for German Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to German Origin 7.5 SR2 (version 7.5803). To verify your version, select Help:About Origin

Keywords: 

ID Number:1012

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:3/15/2004 4:00:04 PM

Stripping quotes from a string variable

The following code can be used to trim left and right quotes from cell values in an Origin worksheet.

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ID Number:1009

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/8/2004 4:03:04 PM

Changing the "Start New Project" default setting

When you start a new project, Origin opens with a worksheet. This is a user setting, set from the Options dialog, opened by selecting Tools:Options. On the Open/Close tab you can change the "Start New Project" from Origin worksheet to Excel Workbook or Empty Graph, etc.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1003

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/5/2004 1:56:35 PM

Active X and DDE support

Beginning with OriginPro 7.5, OriginPro supports Active X. Origin has always supported DDE as a Client and OriginPro has always supported DDD as a Server. You can find more information regarding OriginPro in the Product area on our website.

Keywords: 

ID Number:549

Item Category:Origin Professional

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/4/2004 10:56:31 AM

Recovering worksheets and graphs from a damaged Origin Project

Origin produces a backup project when you open an Origin project in case the Origin project is later damaged.

Keywords: 

ID Number:1000

Item Category:Projects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/2/2004 11:28:05 AM

Service Release 2 for Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to English Origin 7.5 SR0 (version 7.5714) or English Origin 7.5 SR1 (version 7.5776). To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:998

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:3/1/2004 5:32:14 PM

Editing Group Incremental Features

New features of Group Incremental plots give added plotting capabilities. Some of the changes may affect the way you edit these plots.

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ID Number:986

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/27/2004 10:00:44 AM

Updating the Legend in your Graph Window

Learn about ways to update a legend when adding new data plots to an Origin graph.

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ID Number:638

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/27/2004 10:00:03 AM

Using the Symbol Map to enter special characters in a text label

With Origin 7.0, new in-place text editing offers access to a Symbol Map similar to the Windows Character Map for entering special characters into your text label. Learn how to use it here.

Keywords: 

ID Number:774

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/27/2004 9:55:13 AM

Including the Path and File Name on your Origin Graph

Follow the steps in this item to place a text object containing the path and file name of the project file on all graphs.

Keywords: 

ID Number:509

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/23/2004 6:51:03 PM

Concatenating datasets

This script will combine all the columns in a worksheet into one column.

Keywords: 

ID Number:748

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/23/2004 11:22:13 AM

Using Constants in the NLSF

The Use and Advantages of the Constants Text Box in the NLSF

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ID Number:106

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/12/2004 4:05:34 PM

Batch fitting with LabTalk script

If you want to fit the same column of data in multiple worksheets to the same fitting function, automate the process by including a fitting script inside a doc -e W { } control structure.

Keywords: 

ID Number:740

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/2004 2:53:00 PM

Exporting a Layout Page by Origin version

Origin 4.1 and 5.0 do not support the exporting of a layout page. However, Origin 6.X and 7.X do.

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ID Number:384

Item Category:Layout Pages

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:2/10/2004 3:07:52 PM

This Origin C function deletes a row of data in a matrix window

This Origin C function deletes a specified row in a matrix window.

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ID Number:873

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:2/9/2004 4:15:04 PM

Difference shows up when using limit command for wks and graph

Limit command will calculate limits based on the DISPLAYED points in the graph. If Speed Mode is ON, then the number of displayed points may be less than the total number of points in the data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:446

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/9/2004 12:21:39 PM

Transpose two columns into one row

The following script will transpose two columns of data into one row.

Keywords: 

ID Number:927

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/9/2004 11:44:34 AM

Simplifying carbon nanotube identification

Carbon nanotubes belong to the fullerene family, a molecular form of carbon quite distinct from diamond and graphite. These cylindrical structures of carbon atoms take two forms: single-walled nanotubes (SWNTs) and multiwalled nanotubes (MWNTs), each of which has its advantages and disadvantages for different applications...

Keywords: 

ID Number:991

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:2/6/2004 11:24:20 AM

ASCIMPORT object allows Read/Write access to Worksheet Template properties

You can use the undocumented ASCIMPORT object to read and write worksheet template properties

Keywords: 

ID Number:875

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:41:21 AM

Do not call overloaded OriginC functions from LabTalk

While OriginC functions can be overloaded, LabTalk can not, so it should never call an overloaded function.

Keywords: 

ID Number:884

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:39:36 AM

Statistical Correlation Coefficient

The Linear Fit Tool can be used to calculate the Statistical Correlation Coefficient.

Keywords: 

ID Number:891

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:38:59 AM

Partial ASCII Import With LabTalk Script

You can specify a range of data for ASCII Import when you only need to read part of your data files.

Keywords: 

ID Number:894

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:28:43 AM

How the FFT determines whether to truncate a dataset or pad with zeroes

When performing an FFT, the size of a dataset must be an integral power of 2. This document describes the method Origin uses to determine the proper size for the FFT.

Keywords: 

ID Number:570

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:23:22 AM

Hiding the Toolbar Spacer after you Close a Workbook

Explains what the toolbar spacer is and shows how to hide it - either once or 'permanently'.

Keywords: 

ID Number:781

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:20:04 AM

The Active Dataset

Change the active dataset to allow tools and analysis to work on any dataset. Use a faster method for switching the Active Dataset.

Keywords: 

ID Number:780

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/5/2004 11:19:20 AM

Docking and undocking tools in the Origin workspace

Demonstrates how tools can be moved easily.

Keywords: 

ID Number:779

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:50:23 AM

Plotting to the pCLAMP graph template after import

Plot into the pCLAMP graph template by selecting Plot : Template (in Origin 6.X) or Plot : Template Library (in Origin 7.X).

Keywords: 

ID Number:866

Item Category:pCLAMP

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:49:58 AM

Merging multiple graph windows onto one page

Merging Graph Windows

Keywords: 

ID Number:912

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:42:08 AM

Annotations in Origin 7

Annotations are a key component of a well-executed graph. Origin 7 features completely redesigned text editing and drawing methods.

Keywords: 

ID Number:867

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:41:26 AM

2D Graphs Extended Toolbar - more 2D plot types!

Demonstrates the 2D Graphs Extended Toolbar.

Keywords: 

ID Number:778

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:40:37 AM

Automation of Tasks Using Origin C

Repetitive tasks can be easily automated in Origin. Using Origin C, Origin's programming language, you can write a routine to automate your application and thus shorten the amount of time spent graphing and analyzing your data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:895

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:39:55 AM

ASCII Import options (importing multiple datasets)

Demonstrates import of simple ASCII data as new columns

Keywords: 

ID Number:785

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:38:09 AM

Ignoring extraneous datapoints when fitting

Demonstrates the Mask Tool

Keywords: 

ID Number:786

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:35:43 AM

Performing a fit on a region of data

Shows how to use the datamarkers and fit a region of data

Keywords: 

ID Number:784

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:35:18 AM

How to control the size of a graph for copy/paste into another application

Shows how Copy Page Ratio works.

Keywords: 

ID Number:782

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:34:47 AM

Radar Plots

Keywords: 

ID Number:928

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:33:28 AM

Plotting theta data

‹!-- theta polar -->

Keywords: 

ID Number:917

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/4/2004 10:20:09 AM

Adding your previous user-defined fitting functions to new version of Origin

How to add user-defined fitting functions

Keywords: 

ID Number:911

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/3/2004 6:21:38 PM

Script Window behavior change in Origin 7/7.5

Pressing the ENTER key while on a particular line of script in the Script Window causes the line of script to execute. To create a new, empty line within a script, one must now press the CTRL and ENTER keys simultaneously.

Keywords: 

ID Number:830

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 6:18:43 PM

Changing the default Sigmoidal fit line color for the Sigmoidal Fit Tool

Keywords: 

ID Number:871

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/3/2004 6:16:21 PM

Limit to the amount of Script in the Script Window

Limits to script sizes run from the Script Window.

Keywords: 

ID Number:257

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:2/3/2004 6:08:24 PM

Using LabTalk to duplicate a worksheet then get name of the new worksheet

In order to assign the name of a duplicated worksheet window to a string variable you can minimize the original worksheet window.

Keywords: 

ID Number:551

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 6:06:55 PM

Adding new layers and axes in Origin

When adding a new layer, linked top X (or linked right Y) axis, and you want to display an alternate axis, make sure the option to display Y axes (or X axes) is selected for that layer.

Keywords: 

ID Number:557

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/3/2004 6:01:16 PM

Hollow/Solid pattern fill for Column Plots

Hollow/Solid pattern fill for Column Plots

Keywords: 

ID Number:583

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:55:15 PM

Creating a border (or box) around text objects in graph windows

You can create a border (or box) around text objects using the Text Control dialog box.

Keywords: 

ID Number:591

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:48:41 PM

Using a while loop simulation

Script example using a for loop (while loop simulation)

Keywords: 

ID Number:659

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:44:08 PM

Placing all objects in the active window into a string variable

This script example places all objects contained in the active window into %Z

Keywords: 

ID Number:661

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:43:22 PM

How to Delete a Layer in a Graph Window

This script example illustrates how to delete layer 2 of the active graph window.

Keywords: 

ID Number:662

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:41:35 PM

Saving the Notes Window using LabTalk

How to save the Notes Window in script via a Save As dialog box

Keywords: 

ID Number:681

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:37:54 PM

A script example that does a calculation across the entire worksheet

Keywords: 

ID Number:831

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/3/2004 5:36:35 PM

Import Wizard Controls Column Names and Labels

If you import ASCII data files that contain multiple rows of text (header information), then the new Import Wizard will give you better control over which text is used for Column Names and which text is used for Column Labels. Additional features provide even more functionality.

Keywords: 

ID Number:988

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/29/2004 1:38:47 PM

Patch 3 for Japanese Origin 6.1

Patch 3 for Japanese Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the Japanese Release, and Service Release 2 versions of Origin 6.1J and OriginPro 6.1J.

Keywords: 

ID Number:743

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/29/2003 4:15:25 PM

Patch 4 for Japanese Origin 6.1

Patch 4 for Japanese Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the Japanese Release, and the later versions of Origin 6.1J and OriginPro 6.1J.

Keywords: 

ID Number:754

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/29/2003 4:11:02 PM

Bubble-Based Chemical Sensing for the Process Industries

An elegant liquid analysis technique combines passive acoustic listening and active ultrasonic Doppler observation to ascertain the physical properties of even opaque liquids.

Keywords: 

ID Number:982

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Case Study

Last Modified:12/23/2003 4:32:50 PM

Patch 1 for Japanese Origin 7

Patch 1 for Origin 7 addresses issues with the Japanese Release version of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7.

Keywords: 

ID Number:857

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/19/2003 3:40:57 PM

Patch 2 for Japanese Origin 7

Patch 2 for Origin 7J addresses issues with both the Japanese Release version and Service Release 1 version of Origin/OriginPro 7J.

Keywords: 

ID Number:889

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/19/2003 3:39:51 PM

Patch 3 for Japanese Origin 7

Patch 3 for Origin 7J addresses issues with the Japanese Release version and all previous Service Releases (JSR 1 & 2) of Origin/OriginPro 7J.

Keywords: 

ID Number:905

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/19/2003 3:38:28 PM

Patch 4 for Japanese Origin 7

Patch 4 for Origin 7J addresses issues with the Japanese Release version and all previous Service Releases (JSR 1,2 & 3) of Origin/OriginPro 7J.

Keywords: 

ID Number:920

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/19/2003 3:37:13 PM

Service Release 1 for Origin 7.5

This service release can be applied to English Origin 7.5 SR0 (version 7.5714). To verify your version, select Help:About Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:981

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:12/12/2003 4:31:16 PM

LabTalk® scripts will work in Origin 7

Old LabTalk scripts will work in Origin 7.0. However, you should consider upgrading your scripts to Origin C, particularly if you are performing numerical computational loops.

Keywords: 

ID Number:847

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/28/2003 2:30:49 PM

German (Deutsche) Patch 4 for Origin 7

German (Deutsche) Service Release 4 (SR4) addresses issues with the German Release, SR1, SR2, and SR3 versions of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7.

Keywords: 

ID Number:919

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/27/2003 4:49:35 PM

German (Deutsche) Patch 3 for Origin 7

German (Deutsche) Service Release 3 (SR3) addresses issues with the German Release, SR1, or SR2 versions of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7.

Keywords: 

ID Number:903

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/27/2003 4:49:32 PM

German (Deutsche) Patch 2 for Origin 7

German (Deutsche) Service Release 2 (SR2) addresses issues with the German Release and SR1 versions of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7.

Keywords: 

ID Number:888

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/27/2003 4:49:29 PM

Patch 1 for German (Deutsche) Origin 7

Patch 1 for German Origin 7 addresses issues with the German (Deutsche) Release version of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7.

Keywords: 

ID Number:874

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/27/2003 4:49:25 PM

Patch 4 for German (Deutsche) Origin 6.1

Patch 2 for German (Deutsche) Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the Release and Service Release 2 versions of German (Deutsche) Origin 6.1 and German (Deutsche) OriginPro 6.1.

Keywords: 

ID Number:751

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/27/2003 4:49:19 PM

Automation Server - LabVIEW™

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Origin's Automation Server support to communicate between LabVIEW™ and Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:980

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 12:01:56 PM

Automation Server - Excel

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Origin's Automation Server Support to call Origin from Micrsoft® Excel.

Keywords: 

ID Number:979

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 12:00:11 PM

Automating Your Work

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to automate tasks in Origin. This is particularly useful when you use Origin for repetitive tasks.

Keywords: 

ID Number:978

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:57:23 AM

Using Origin C Functions in Set Column Values

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Origin C functions in the worksheet's Set Column Values dialog.

Keywords: 

ID Number:977

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:55:33 AM

Creating Custom Dialogs for User Input

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create simple, programmable dialogs for your customized graphing and analysis routines.

Keywords: 

ID Number:976

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:53:28 AM

Introduction to Programming in Origin

This multimedia tutorial introduces you to programming concepts in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:975

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:51:51 AM

Creating New (user-defined) Toolbars

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create a user-defined toolbar.

Keywords: 

ID Number:974

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:49:59 AM

Customizing the Origin Workspace

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to customize the Origin workspace to work for you.

Keywords: 

ID Number:973

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:48:34 AM

Exporting Graphs/OLE

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to export graphs to a file or to another application.

Keywords: 

ID Number:972

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:47:01 AM

Creating Layout Pages for Publication of your Graphs and Data

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Origin's Layout page to arrange your graphs, text, and data into a presentation that is publication-ready.

Keywords: 

ID Number:971

Item Category:Layout Pages

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:45:36 AM

Creating Image Plots, Image Histograms, and Image Profile Plots

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create image plots, image histograms, and image profile plots.

Keywords: 

ID Number:970

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:43:59 AM

Importing Image Data Into a Matrix/Region of Interest

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to import image data into a matrix and use the region of interest tool on the Tools toolbar.

Keywords: 

ID Number:969

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:42:39 AM

Statistics - Performing Survival Analysis

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform Survival Analysis in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:968

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:41:10 AM

Performing FFT/FFT Filtering

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform fast fourier transforms (FFT) in Origin, as well as FFT smoothing.

Keywords: 

ID Number:967

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:39:24 AM

Defining and Fitting to a User-defined Fitting Function

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to define and fit to a user-defined fitting function in the nonlinear least squares fitter (NLSF).

Keywords: 

ID Number:966

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:37:46 AM

Performing Linear Regression

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform linear regression. The Linear Fit tool is used.

Keywords: 

ID Number:964

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:35:20 AM

Performing Nonlinear Regression

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform nonlinear regression using several different methods.

Keywords: 

ID Number:965

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:35:11 AM

Using the Data Selector Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to how to use the Data Selector tool to, among other things, restrict your data plot to a specific range for analysis.

Keywords: 

ID Number:962

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:30:10 AM

Using the Data Reader Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the Data Reader tool on the Tools toolbar to explore your data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:961

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:28:08 AM

Converting Random XYZ Data to a Matrix using Random XYZ Gridding Methods

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to convert random XYZ data to a matrix using random XYZ gridding methods.

Keywords: 

ID Number:960

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:26:21 AM

Creating 3D Surface/Contour Plots from XYZ Worksheet Data

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create 3D surface and contour plots from XYZ worksheet data, including how to convert your data to a matrix.

Keywords: 

ID Number:959

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:24:50 AM

Creating a 3D XYZ Scatter/Trajectory Plot

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create 3D Scatter and Trajectory plots from XYZ worksheet data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:958

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:23:12 AM

Creating Shape Annotations (Drawing Tools)

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create shapes on your graphs to enhance your annotations.

Keywords: 

ID Number:957

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:21:25 AM

Adding and Editing Text on Your Graph

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to add and edit text labels on your graph. It also shows you how to access special characters and create shortcuts to commonly used phrases/characters.

Keywords: 

ID Number:956

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:20:22 AM

Creating a Double-Y Axis Plot

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create a Double-Y axis plot to show Y data that differs greatly in magnitude. This is a two layer (panel) graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:955

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:18:45 AM

Learn Layer Fundamentals

This multimedia tutorial shows you the fundamentals of graph layers.

Keywords: 

ID Number:954

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:16:50 AM

Creating and Using Themes/System Theme

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create and use a Theme - a collection of graph formatting properties. It also shows you how to set a System Theme for all graphs created in the future.

Keywords: 

ID Number:953

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:14:51 AM

Using Copy/Paste Format to Update a Graph

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to copy and paste the formatting of specific graph elements from one graph to another.

Keywords: 

ID Number:952

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:12:47 AM

Utilizing User-defined Graph Templates

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to take advantage of the ability to create user-defined graph templates.

Keywords: 

ID Number:951

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:11:20 AM

Using the Plot Setup Dialog

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Origin's Plot Setup dialog to create and edit data plots (graphs).

Keywords: 

ID Number:950

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:09:46 AM

Creating and Editing a Data Plot

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create and edit a data plot (graph).

Keywords: 

ID Number:949

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:07:47 AM

Sorting and Normalizing Your Data

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform a custom sort on worksheet data as well as how to perform data normalization.

Keywords: 

ID Number:948

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:06:25 AM

Using the Set Column Values Dialog

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the worksheet's Set Column Values dialog.

Keywords: 

ID Number:947

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:04:41 AM

Importing Databases Using ODBC Support

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Open Database Connectivity (ODBC) to import data from a database.

Keywords: 

ID Number:946

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:02:56 AM

Importing MATLAB® Data

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform an application-assisted import of MATLAB workspace data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:945

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 11:00:52 AM

Opening and Plotting Microsoft® Excel Data in Origin

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to open and utilize Excel workbook data inside Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:944

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:59:24 AM

Utilizing a User-defined Import Filter File

The Import Wizard allows you to save your import settings to a filter file for later use. This multimedia tutorial shows you how that filter file can be used.

Keywords: 

ID Number:943

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:57:39 AM

Accessing Stored ASCII File Header Information

Learn how to access the header information stored in an ASCII file after importing the data using Origin's Import Wizard.

Keywords: 

ID Number:942

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:54:12 AM

Importing data using the Import Wizard

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to import data using Origin's Import Wizard.

Keywords: 

ID Number:941

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:45:29 AM

Patch 4 for English Origin 7

Patch 4 (SR4) for English Origin 7 addresses issues in the release, SR1, SR2, and SR3 versions of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7. Users who have the release version of Origin 7 should download SR1 first!

Keywords: 

ID Number:918

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:05:29 AM

Patch 1 for Origin 7

Patch 1 for Origin 7 addresses issues with the English Release version of Origin 7 and OriginPro 7.

Keywords: 

ID Number:828

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:05:19 AM

Patch 4 for Origin 6.1

Patch 4 for Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the English Release, Service Release 1, Service Release 2, and Service Release 3 versions of Origin 6.1 and OriginPro 6.1.

Keywords: 

ID Number:745

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:05:08 AM

Patch 3 for Origin 6.1

Patch 3 for Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the English Release, Service Release 1, and Service Release 2 versions of Origin 6.1 and OriginPro 6.1.

Keywords: 

ID Number:737

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:05:04 AM

Patch 2 for Origin 6.1

Patch 2 for Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the English Release and Service Release 1 versions of Origin 6.1 and OriginPro 6.1.

Keywords: 

ID Number:693

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:05:00 AM

Patch 1 for Origin 6.1

Patch 1 for Origin 6.1 addresses issues with the English Release version of Origin 6.1 and OriginPro 6.1.

Keywords: 

ID Number:675

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:04:56 AM

Patch 4 for Origin 6.0

The Origin 6.0 Service Release Patch 4 (SR4) addresses issues with the English Release, Service Release Patch 1 (SR1), Service Release Patch 2 (SR2), and Service Release Patch 3 (SR3) versions of Origin 6.0 and Origin 6.0 Professional.

Keywords: 

ID Number:616

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:04:48 AM

Patch 3 for Origin 6.0

The Origin 6.0 Service Release Patch 3 addresses issues with Origin 6.0, 6.0 SR1, 6.0 SR2 and Origin Professional 6.0, 6.0 SR1, and 6.0 SR2.

Keywords: 

ID Number:590

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:04:46 AM

Patch 2 for Origin 6.0

The Origin 6.0 Service Release Patch 2 addresses issues with Origin 6.0 and 6.0 SR1and Origin Professional 6.0 and 6.0 SR1.

Keywords: 

ID Number:582

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:04:43 AM

Patch 1 for Origin 6.0

The Origin 6.0 Service Release Patch 1 addresses issues with both Origin 6.0 and Origin Professional 6.0.

Keywords: 

ID Number:510

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:10/24/2003 10:04:39 AM

Using the GETPTS command & running a script

This article describes how the GETPTS command works, and how to use the EndToolBox macro with GETPTS to select your data points and run your custom analysis routines.

Keywords: 

ID Number:190

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/21/2003 2:16:22 PM

The Nonlinear Curve Fitter

Defining a Fitting Function in the Nonlinear Curve Fitter. Defining a user-defined fitting function in the Nonlinear Least Squares Curve Fitter can be very intimidating for first time users.

Keywords: 

ID Number:191

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/21/2003 10:46:55 AM

Working with Excel inside Origin - Part 1

With Origin 5.0, users have the ability to open an Excel workbook inside an Origin project.

Keywords: 

ID Number:192

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/21/2003 10:09:23 AM

Working with Excel Inside Origin - Part 2

This article covers the Add Plot and Change Workbook buttons on the Select Data for Plotting dialog box and the drag and drop plotting technique.

Keywords: 

ID Number:193

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/20/2003 5:13:31 PM

Using the Nonlinear Curve Fitter for Simultaneous Fitting

Do you have two Y datasets that you would like to simultaneously fit to two different equations? Are you having trouble defining a fitting function in the nonlinear curve fitter that consists of two equations?

Keywords: 

ID Number:194

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/20/2003 5:10:47 PM

Understanding and Working with Layers in Origin - Part 1

Layers are the fundamental building blocks of all Origin graphs. Creating complicated graphical presentations would not be possible without them.

Keywords: 

ID Number:195

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/20/2003 12:42:49 PM

Understanding and Working with Layers in Origin - Part 2

This article discusses displaying the same data plot on two different axis scales using the Link Axes dialog box (or Link Axes Scales tab - Origin 6.0) and the Double Y Axis graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:196

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/20/2003 12:11:44 PM

Understanding and Working with Layers - Part 4

The article is split up into two lessons. Lesson 1 - Bring four separately created graph windows together into one four panel (four layer) graph window. Lesson 2 - Create a 4 layer Stacked Histogram graph directly from the 2D Extended Graphs toolbar.

Keywords: 

ID Number:255

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/19/2003 4:22:41 PM

Fitting With Multiple Independent Variables

Learn how to use the nonlinear curve fitter to fit using multiple independent variables. Specifically, learn how to create fitting functions that will fit matrix data and composite spectrum data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:353

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/13/2003 10:37:59 AM

Origin Graph Templates

In this Technical Review article discover how to manipulate, create, and plot into built-in and custom (user-defined) graph templates in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:554

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/13/2003 9:42:59 AM

Creating a Graphic Presentation in Origin

This technical review article covers everything from the layout page to the master page.

Keywords: 

ID Number:588

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/12/2003 12:42:55 PM

Batch Processing Files in Origin

This Technical Review defines the term 'batch processing file'. It also shows how to run and implement such a file in the Origin GUI. Note: This article was created using Origin 6.0.

Keywords: 

ID Number:627

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/12/2003 12:21:49 PM

The Project Explorer Tool - Part One

In this Technical Review, learn how to set up Project Explorer just the way you like it and control the view of your Origin project in the Origin workspace. Additional Project Explorer features will be revealed in Part Two of this two part series.

Keywords: 

ID Number:631

Item Category:Project Explorer

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/12/2003 11:37:56 AM

The Project Explorer Tool - Part Two

Learn the true value of the Project Explorer tool in this, the final installment of the Project Explorer series. Navigate, organize or manipulate single and multiple child windows or folders or navigate a project's folder structure from the Window menu.

Keywords: 

ID Number:651

Item Category:Project Explorer

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/11/2003 5:03:30 PM

Annotating Your Graph

A well placed line or text annotation can help draw the viewer's attention to essential elements in your graph. In this paper,we'll look at some methods for adding and arranging commonly used graphic elements in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:677

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/11/2003 4:50:46 PM

Creating and Exchanging Add-on Modules

In this technical review article, learn how to create a custom button group and export it to an Origin Pack (OPK) file for distribution to colleagues.

Keywords: 

ID Number:683

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/11/2003 2:58:50 PM

What file format should you use for graphic export?

There is no single answer to this question since the format and options you choose ultimately depend on how the exported image will be used (i.e. for printed publication, web publication, or use in another application).

Keywords: 

ID Number:717

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:8/11/2003 10:26:09 AM

Understanding Matrices

To create 3D Surface or Contour plots in Origin, your data must be stored in a matrix. If your data is currently in a worksheet, you can convert that data to a matrix using one of 5 different conversion methods. Take a look at this article to learn more.

Keywords: 

ID Number:738

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Article

Last Modified:7/25/2003 10:03:16 AM

Automating Your Work

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use Origin C for batch processing.

Keywords: 

ID Number:940

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 3:37:36 PM

Expanding Origin's Functionality

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create Origin C routines.

Keywords: 

ID Number:939

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 3:31:57 PM

Exporting Your Graph to an Image File

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to export your graph to an image file.

Keywords: 

ID Number:938

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 3:27:05 PM

Exporting Your Graph Using the Clipboard

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to export your graph using the clipboard.

Keywords: 

ID Number:937

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 3:01:31 PM

Data Selector Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to select a range of data using the Data Selector Tool.

Keywords: 

ID Number:935

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 2:55:12 PM

Data Reader Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to read x,y values using the Data Reader Tool.

Keywords: 

ID Number:934

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 2:49:59 PM

Introduction to Worksheet Data Manipulation

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to manipulate data in a worksheet.

Keywords: 

ID Number:931

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 2:42:47 PM

Introduction to Annotations

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create annotations

Keywords: 

ID Number:933

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 2:42:20 PM

Introduction to Graph Templates

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create a graph template.

Keywords: 

ID Number:932

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 2:33:41 PM

Introduction to Accessing Your Data

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to access your data in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:930

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/22/2003 2:17:29 PM

Multiple Peak Fitting

The Fit Multi-peaks operation under the Analysis menu can be used to quickly initialize a multiple peak fit, which you can then fine tune in the Nonlinear Curve Fitter.

Keywords: 

ID Number:773

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/21/2003 5:36:33 PM

ASCII Import

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to import ASCII data files into Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:804

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/21/2003 2:32:24 PM

Creating a 3D Scatter Plot

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to plot XYZ data as a 3D scatter plot.

Keywords: 

ID Number:801

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/21/2003 1:48:30 PM

Creating Surface and Contour Plots

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create a surface or contour plot in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:802

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/21/2003 1:46:27 PM

Random XYZ Gridding

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to convert your random XYZ data to a matrix.

Keywords: 

ID Number:803

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/21/2003 11:12:46 AM

Thermo Galactic (SPC) Import

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to import and drag-n-drop SPC data files into Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:805

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:57:08 AM

Query Data from a Database using ODBC

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to query data from a database using ODBC.

Keywords: 

ID Number:806

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:55:21 AM

Opening Excel Workbooks

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to open Excel workbooks in Origin.

Keywords: 

ID Number:807

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:52:22 AM

Customize the Display of Toolbars

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to customize the display of toolbars.

Keywords: 

ID Number:808

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:49:09 AM

Programming a User-defined Toolbar Button

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to program a user-defined toolbar button.

Keywords: 

ID Number:809

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:47:18 AM

Creating, Editing a Scatter Plot and Saving as a Custom Template

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create a simple scatter plot, edit the plot details and then save as a new graph template.

Keywords: 

ID Number:810

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:44:25 AM

Text Editing

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to add text labels to your graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:811

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:41:50 AM

Drawing Shapes and Freehand Drawing

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to draw circles and polygons and how to use the freehand draw tool.

Keywords: 

ID Number:812

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:40:22 AM

Using the Master Page Feature

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the master page.

Keywords: 

ID Number:813

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:31:26 AM

Sorting or Normalizing Data in the Worksheet

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to sort and normalize data in the worksheet.

Keywords: 

ID Number:815

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:28:43 AM

Setting Column Values

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the Set Column Values dialog.

Keywords: 

ID Number:816

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:25:27 AM

Saving a Worksheet Template

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to save your worksheet as a template.

Keywords: 

ID Number:817

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:23:46 AM

Extracting Conditional Data and Performing Descriptive Statistics

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to extract worksheet data and perform statistics on data in a worksheet.

Keywords: 

ID Number:818

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:19:41 AM

Creating Graphs with Multiple Axes

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create a graph with multiple Y axis scales.

Keywords: 

ID Number:820

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 11:00:19 AM

Performing a Linear Regression and Masking Data Points

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the Linear Fit Toolbar and how to use the Masking feature to exclude points from analysis.

Keywords: 

ID Number:821

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 10:57:11 AM

Performing nonlinear regression using the NLSF

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the Advanced Fitting Tool for nonlinear regression analysis.

Keywords: 

ID Number:822

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 10:54:35 AM

Creating a User-Defined Fitting Function

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to add your own fitting function.

Keywords: 

ID Number:823

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 10:52:26 AM

FFT and FFT Filtering of Data

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to perform a fast Fourier transform (FFT) and an FFT Filtering on your data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:824

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/17/2003 10:40:20 AM

Survival Analysis/Kaplan-Meier Estimator Tool

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to use the Kaplan-Meier Estimator tool.

Keywords: 

ID Number:825

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/16/2003 6:08:21 PM

Importing an Image into a Matrix

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to import an image into a matrix and then view the image with a color palette.

Keywords: 

ID Number:826

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/16/2003 6:05:49 PM

Plotting Image Data from a Matrix

This multimedia tutorial shows you how to create an image graph, an image histogram as well as an image profile.

Keywords: 

ID Number:827

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:7/16/2003 5:57:42 PM

Find the derivative of plotted datasets and store the results in one worksheet

This script will take the derivative of all the plotted datasets in the active graph window. It assumes that these datasets all share the same X values. It then stores the derivative datasets in one new worksheet, named TDerivative.

Keywords: 

ID Number:929

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:6/27/2003 1:36:44 PM

Converting from a Numeric Column to a Time Column

When converting numeric data to time values, the numeric value represents a fraction of a day.

Keywords: 

ID Number:925

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/10/2003 12:00:01 PM

Using LabTalk to duplicate a worksheet window

Unlike window -d where you cannot specify the name of the duplicated worksheet nor is the duplicated worksheet active after running the command, worksheet -d supports just this.

Keywords: 

ID Number:924

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:6/10/2003 11:54:32 AM

Printing with an HP PCL driver will result in different axis label font scaling

Choosing the same point size, 24, for the x-axis and y-axis labels are not the same size when printed. The x-axis label is always somewhat larger than the y-axis label.

Keywords: 

ID Number:916

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:6/10/2003 11:42:34 AM

Draw a line between two points to find the slope and y-intercept values

This script allows the user to graphically select two data points and then a line will be drawn between them and the slope and y-intercept values will be displayed as a text label on the graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:908

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:3/28/2003 11:14:42 AM

The Maximum Number of Ticks on an Axis

The maximum number of ticks that can be specified for an axis representing numeric data and date data are separately controllable.

Keywords: 

ID Number:800

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:3/11/2003 11:46:09 AM

Settings in the Origin.ini file control the Results Log font and font size

You can control the font and font size of the text in the Results Log by editing the Origin.ini file.

Keywords: 

ID Number:906

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/28/2003 8:59:25 AM

Editing an Origin graph inserted in PowerPoint is slow

Origin 7 Patch 3 fixes the slow OLE editing of an Origin graph in PowerPoint (Office XP) on Windows XP.

Keywords: 

ID Number:907

Item Category:OLE

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/28/2003 8:39:08 AM

What to do if you get the "RPC stub" installation error

When trying to install Origin, the installation might fail and yield an "Incompatible version of the RPC stub" error message. This is an InstallShield message. Microsoft provides a fix for this in their Knowledge Base.

Keywords: 

ID Number:883

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:2/19/2003 5:18:03 PM

Introduction to Graph Layers

This multimedia tutorial introduces the concept of a graph layer.

Keywords: 

ID Number:819

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Multimedia Tutorial

Last Modified:1/20/2003 10:43:57 AM

What to do if Origin 7 runs slowly when editing a graph

By default, Origin 7 uses your printer driver to display text labels in a graph window. With some printer drivers, this can cause Origin to run slowly when editing a graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:899

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/15/2003 4:38:36 PM

Using Origin C to define a user-defined peak function for the PFM

This example discusses how to call an Origin C function from the PFM.

Keywords: 

ID Number:898

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/15/2003 4:34:58 PM

The Maximum Number of Columns in a Worksheet

There is no specification for the maximum number of columns allowed in a worksheet. The number of columns is limited only by available system resources.

Keywords: 

ID Number:291

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:11/21/2002 1:20:37 PM

Custom NLSF Wizard Procedures and the Network Installation of Origin

Custom NLSF Wizard Procedures can be shared with each client in a network installation by creating the wizard button on the Server and then re-creating the toolbar button on each client.

Keywords: 

ID Number:877

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/21/2002 1:19:28 PM

Loading and Saving of Colormaps

Three LabTalk commands can help you manage colormaps in 3D and contour graphs.

Keywords: 

ID Number:893

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/21/2002 11:51:22 AM

Comparing string variables

Using script to compare string variables

Keywords: 

ID Number:173

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/7/2002 11:23:54 AM

Parameter/Variable/Constant names to avoid using in an nlsf fitting function

When defining a fitting function in the nonlinear curve fitter we recommend not using system variables as parameter, variable, or constant names since they are already reserved for internal purposes. T, J, and E are also characters we recommend avoiding.

Keywords: 

ID Number:319

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:11/6/2002 2:42:45 PM

Troubleshooting after a crash

If Origin crashes repeatedly, please check the following before calling our Tech Support.

Keywords: 

ID Number:744

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/16/2002 10:06:55 AM

Calculating half-life based on our ExpDecay func.

Calculating half-life based on Origin's single exponential decay function.

Keywords: 

ID Number:47

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/14/2002 8:52:04 AM

Reporting the equation used during fitting to a text label

Beginning with Origin 6.1 SR3 (v.6.1107), you can use nlsf.funcFormula$ to report the formula (equation) used during a fitting session to a text label.

Keywords: 

ID Number:892

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:10/8/2002 10:52:58 AM

Speed Mode and Exporting

If the display (on screen) of a graph is noticably different than what you see in an exported graph image, you may be seeing the effects of two separate Speed Mode controls, one which affects the display of your graph and another which affects the export.

Keywords: 

ID Number:489

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/8/2002 10:48:56 AM

Customize the label created after ending a fit

After a fitting session with the Nonlinear Curve Fitter has completed, the label created on the graph can be customized by saving a script to the After Fit Scripts text box for the selected function.

Keywords: 

ID Number:370

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/25/2002 10:14:20 AM

Unable to Edit Origin Graph Object inserted in Office applications

If you upgraded Office XP to Service Pack 2 and have Norton Anti-Virus, edit of inserted objects may be broken.

Keywords: 

ID Number:890

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/18/2002 1:10:59 PM

Calculation of pharmacokinetic information

Pharmacokinetic Beta and Half-life

Keywords: 

ID Number:183

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:9/12/2002 12:26:04 PM

1σ, 2σ, 3σ ………… Confidence Intervals for Gaussian distribution

Using the erf function in Origin to obtain Confidence Intervals

Keywords: 

ID Number:886

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/11/2002 2:27:36 PM

Labels in Worksheet Columns should not used for long text.

>=250 characters in Column Labels causes Origin 6.0 to crash when attempting to plot

Keywords: 

ID Number:508

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/3/2002 1:47:47 PM

A bug when Defining a Fitting Function in Origin C (7SR0 / 7SR1)

In Origin versions 7SR0 and 7SR1, if you define a fitting function using Origin C, and you both declare a variable and initialize its value in the same statement, then the function will compile properly, but will not fit properly in the NLSF.

Keywords: 

ID Number:878

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/3/2002 11:14:49 AM

Plot columns with the same name from all worksheets

The following function, defined in Origin C, will create a scatter plot, plotting all datasets with the same column name (from all worksheets).

Keywords: 

ID Number:882

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:9/3/2002 11:06:01 AM

ODBC Import From MYSQL Database Requires ANSI Switch

Importing data via ODBC from a MySQL database may require the ANSI switch to import correctly.

Keywords: 

ID Number:881

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/12/2002 4:36:01 PM

Registering Thermo Galactic software in Windows Registry

A simple procedure for registering the Thermo Galactic ActiveX (dll) software.

Keywords: 

ID Number:876

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/26/2002 4:38:43 PM

Full Filename not reported in Results Log after pClamp import

On some systems, after importing pClamp files with certain kinds of names (for example, names beginning with "0" or "t") the filename may not appear at all or may appear incorrectly.

Keywords: 

ID Number:763

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:7/22/2002 12:14:22 PM

Plotting different datasets into one graph window

Plotting multiple datasets into one graph window

Keywords: 

ID Number:64

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/22/2002 12:09:50 PM

Using constraints when fitting with script

Setting linear constraints with script

Keywords: 

ID Number:174

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/22/2002 12:08:11 PM

Opening Excel in Origin 5.0 and Origin 6.x

It has been reported that under certain conditions Excel fails to launch from within Origin. Follow this procedure to restore Excel's OLE capabilities.

Keywords: 

ID Number:234

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/22/2002 12:06:41 PM

Assigning values to a column in script

Protecting a string variable with parentheses will enable Origin to properly load a column with data rather than attempting to assign a string.

Keywords: 

ID Number:552

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/22/2002 11:49:54 AM

Creating a 2 (or more) panel graph

If you have multiple graph windows you can merge them onto one page to create a 2 (or more) panel graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:589

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/22/2002 11:36:50 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in a Window Label field.

The maximum number of characters allowed in a Window Label field exceeds 100.

Keywords: 

ID Number:283

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/17/2002 10:46:08 AM

Converting units in a worksheet or graph

Three methods of creating a unit conversion of your data are outlined.

Keywords: 

ID Number:306

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/16/2002 11:43:52 AM

Opening a project created on a different computer

Origin graphs created on your colleague's computer may not appear correct when opened on your system. To get the graphs to appear correctly, update your current printer settings.

Keywords: 

ID Number:307

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 11:34:26 AM

Moving Toolbars without docking them automatically

You can move Origin's toolbars, the Results Log, and Project Explorer around your workspace without having them automatically dock along the edges.

Keywords: 

ID Number:331

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 11:26:20 AM

Excel Superscript and Subscript notation in Origin

Origin does not recognize text from Excel which has been formatted text to include a superscript or subscript. To avoid this problem, use Origin's superscript and subscript notation in your Excel workbook.

Keywords: 

ID Number:332

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:7/16/2002 11:24:16 AM

Assigning a string variable to a window label

Use the page.label$ object property to assign a string variable (e.g. %A) to a window label.

Keywords: 

ID Number:336

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/16/2002 11:13:33 AM

Running LabTalk script files faster

Learn two techniques to run long script files faster.

Keywords: 

ID Number:355

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 9:25:15 AM

Integration with Origin

When integrating to find the area of the graph, Origin integrates above and below the curve by the Trapezoidal Rule.

Keywords: 

ID Number:358

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 9:20:55 AM

Compatibility between Origin and Office 2000

We do not anticipate any problems with the production release of Office 2000, although if significant changes are made between the beta version and the final release there is always a small possibility of some type of an incompatibility.

Keywords: 

ID Number:359

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/16/2002 9:08:14 AM

Select a fitting function that is correct for your data

A function that fits a dataset well is no indication that it is a good model for the underlying phenomena. Knowledge and theory of the underlying phenomena are needed to select a fitting function for experimental data.

Keywords: 

ID Number:361

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 9:07:18 AM

How to arrange layers after merging Graph Windows

After Merging a graph, if you want to place the layers in another order, use the page.reorder(n,m) object method and the Edit:Arrange All Layers menu command.

Keywords: 

ID Number:362

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 9:03:59 AM

Exporting ASCII Files to another application

When exporting a worksheet in ASCII, an extra line feed will appear at the bottom of the file when it is opened/imported into certain applications.

Keywords: 

ID Number:363

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/16/2002 8:58:03 AM

Importing data from instruments

Understanding of how to import data from instruments.

Keywords: 

ID Number:364

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 8:55:23 AM

Working with FFT analysis with Origin

After initially selecting an Y data column, repeated execution of the FFT without reselecting the original Y dataset can produce different results.

Keywords: 

ID Number:366

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/16/2002 8:53:58 AM

Adding superscript, subscript and greek characters to tick labels

Superscript, subscript, and greek characters can be added to tick labels by adding the proper syntax to the X column before plotting or by utilizing the Prefix and Suffix fields in the Axis dialog box.

Keywords: 

ID Number:373

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 5:08:22 PM

Getting the Average value from Origin

Origin's Statistics on Columns, Statistics on Rows, and Average Multiple Curves features, as well as the sum() function, all produce an average value or dataset. Learn where these averages are stored by reading more...

Keywords: 

ID Number:375

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 2:33:54 PM

Macro to clear all values in a worksheet

Learn how to clear all the values in a worksheet using a simple LabTalk macro.

Keywords: 

ID Number:376

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/15/2002 2:12:44 PM

Plotting a contour plot as a plane in a 3D graph

There is no method to place a contour plot in the XY plane at a specified height in the z-direction.

Keywords: 

ID Number:377

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/15/2002 2:09:25 PM

Printing a graph with another printer instead of the default MS windows printer.

There can be changes in the appearance of a graph while printing it with another printer instead of the default MS windows printer. This is normal behavior.

Keywords: 

ID Number:381

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/15/2002 12:38:50 PM

Running Origin on a Macintosh.

Origin does not have a Macintosh version at this time.

Keywords: 

ID Number:382

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/15/2002 12:34:54 PM

Working with user-defined functions in PFM

Tips to avoid crashing with user-defined functions.

Keywords: 

ID Number:385

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 12:34:26 PM

Append a window from one Origin project to another

Origin cannot 'append' a graph, matrix, or worksheet window from one project (*.OPJ) file to another. You must save the window as a separate file (*.OGG or *.OGW) first and open that window in the second project.

Keywords: 

ID Number:386

Item Category:Projects

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/15/2002 12:33:10 PM

Smooth a 3D Contour plot

How to smooth a 3D Contour plot and the associated Matrix.

Keywords: 

ID Number:387

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 12:30:26 PM

Working with ODBC and Origin Professional

Using the ODBC Administrator with Origin Professional to set up Data Sources.

Keywords: 

ID Number:388

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 12:29:12 PM

Legend color does not match symbol color of plotted data

The Legend color may not reflect the color of the plotted data if you have customized the color of the first data point in the dataset.

Keywords: 

ID Number:553

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 11:38:09 AM

Adding significant figures to fitting results in the NLSF

The results of a fitting session can be reported with more significant digits by changing the Parameters Significant Digits drop-down lists for each parameter in Options:Control in the Nonlinear Curve Fitter.

Keywords: 

ID Number:43

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 11:17:26 AM

Using the Constants Field in the fitter

In the advanced fitting mode go to Scripts: Initialization. Enter your constants separated by a semi-colon. Remember not to enter the constants in the Parameter Names field when defining the function.

Keywords: 

ID Number:49

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 11:15:06 AM

Fitting 3-dimensional data using the fitter

Define a fitting function with X & Y as independent variables & Z as the dependent variable. Fit your Z data to your function and then calculate the fitted Z values using the resultant parameters & fit equation. Convert the resultant Z data to a matrix.

Keywords: 

ID Number:57

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 11:12:49 AM

Accessing previously created user-defined formulas

Copy the appropriate *.FDF files over into the new Fitfunc folder and alter the new NLSF.INI file by adding the functionname=user# line to the appropriate fitfunc category. Save the INI file after making changes.

Keywords: 

ID Number:58

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 11:09:36 AM

Parameters/Datasets Limitation in the Nonlinear Curve Fitter

There is a dependency between the maximum number of user defined fitting parameters and the maximum number of datasets allowed in the nonlinear curve fitter

Keywords: 

ID Number:105

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/15/2002 11:05:52 AM

Notation in Fitting Function FDF Files

Notation conventions in Fitting Function (*.FDF) files

Keywords: 

ID Number:107

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/15/2002 10:58:29 AM

Error value calculations in the fitter

Selecting a Weighting Method on the Control Parameters dialog box of the nonlinear curve fitter activates and checks a check box which affects the Error values reported along with each parameter.

Keywords: 

ID Number:117

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:27:11 PM

Adding significant figures to fitting results

Adding significant figures to fitting results for more accurate reporting of fitting parameters

Keywords: 

ID Number:123

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:22:04 PM

Fitting two datasets to two different functions

Simultaneous fitting with shared parameters

Keywords: 

ID Number:125

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:21:32 PM

Changing point sizes and type

Changing the Default Point Size and Font Type

Keywords: 

ID Number:139

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:20:13 PM

Box Chart usage tips with Origin

Important notice on the default settings for the Box Chart plot type

Keywords: 

ID Number:206

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:19:27 PM

Merging Graph Windows

Merging Graph Windows from Separate Projects

Keywords: 

ID Number:221

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:17:07 PM

Fitting two datasets to two different functions

Fitting multiple datasets to different functions in Origin version 5.0 SR2 or later can be done by using multiple dependent variables.

Keywords: 

ID Number:242

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:12:41 PM

Converting Regular XYZ Data into a Matrix

When converting regular worksheet data to a matrix, small variations in the data are allowed. The tolerance for these variations is determined by the LabTalk object property mat.res (matrix resolution).

Keywords: 

ID Number:247

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:10:51 PM

Graphic Export Options - Resolution and Size

When exporting to most image formats, you have the option of setting the resolution and size. These settings are available by selecting the Export Options check box in the Save As dialog box.

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ID Number:248

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:10:00 PM

A Note About Exporting Your Graph or Layout Page to an EPS File

When a graph or layout page is exported in EPS format from Origin, a TIFF preview may be added to the export file.

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ID Number:249

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 5:08:53 PM

Correctly defining the page size and/or resolution prior to exporting a graph.

When viewed after export, some raster image formats may appear skewed or incorrectly scaled. To correct this problem, manually alter the width and height. The resolution may also need changing.

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ID Number:311

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:51:00 PM

Run Script Automatically After Changes in a Dataset - Tools:Worksheet Script

Documentation for the Changes in Dataset checkbox is incomplete. To run the script contained in the Worksheet Script dialog box you must make all changes to the specified dataset through SCRIPT. Manually altering the dataset in the worksheet won't work.

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ID Number:313

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:49:09 PM

Referencing a single cell in a matrix through script

Individual cells in a matrix can be referenced through script using a special syntax.

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ID Number:318

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:48:41 PM

Expressing a string variable before assignment

When attempting to assign a value to a worksheet or matrix through script when the worksheet or matrix name is contained in a string variable, express the string variable before the assignment is made using parentheses (%B=).

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ID Number:334

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:40:19 PM

Adding other graph types to contour graphs

Line, Line + Symbol, and Scatter plots (as well as Area and Column/Bar plots) can be added directly to a layer containing a contour graph. They, along with additional 2D plot types, can also be superimposed onto contour graphs by merging graph windows.

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ID Number:351

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:30:05 PM

Increasing the Maximum Number of Ticks Allowed on an Axis

Origin sets the default number of tick marks allowable in any graph window to 20 if the scales are numeric and 80 if they are text or date/time. Click on the link above to read more about how to change these settings.

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ID Number:352

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:25:54 PM

Plotting multiple Y columns against the same X

When plotting multiple Y columns on one plot where the range of Y values are dissimilar, use the DOUBLEY.OTP template.

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ID Number:365

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:21:35 PM

Choosing between Expression, Equations, and Y-Script

Fitting functions can be defined according to three different forms: Expression, Equations, and Y-Script. Specifying the right form in the Form drop-down list can be the difference between a succesful fitting session and a failure.

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ID Number:469

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:20:56 PM

Display the X and Y coordinates of each data point on a plot.

Display the X and Y coordinates of each data point in a scatter plot by creating two label columns consisting of the same X and Y data used to create your scatter plot. Use a script to display them as (X,Y).

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ID Number:471

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:18:55 PM

Plotting non-contiguous row selections from Excel.

Although it is not directly possible to plot non-consecutive (non-contiguous or non-adjacent) rows from an embedded Excel workbook, Origin does posses the ability to extract non-contiguous data and then plot it.

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ID Number:472

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 4:18:07 PM

Creating a top X and right Y axis

Create a top X and right Y axis through the Axis dialog box. Utilize the Selection list box to make all changes without closing out of or entering any additional dialog boxes.

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ID Number:473

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 3:46:59 PM

Changing the significant digits of results reported during a single peak fit

If the peak fit is menu driven, edit the [Fit1Peak] section of FIT.OGS. If the peak fit is done in the nonlinear curve fitter, select Options:Control (advanced mode only) and then significant digit values for each parameter.

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ID Number:474

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 3:44:12 PM

Creating user-defined toolbars

Although there is a limit of 10 buttons per user-defined toolbar (bitmap), there is no limit to the number of user-defined buttons you can create. All you need to know is how to create user-defined toolbars.

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ID Number:476

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 3:42:26 PM

Automating tasks

Origin can be customized through several different methods. Create text buttons, menu or submenu selections, UIM objects, or user-defined toolbars and toolbar buttons which run scripts that you have defined or created.

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ID Number:477

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 3:41:23 PM

Using a conditional operator

Conditional operators can be used as a type of specialized if-else decision structure. This can be particularly useful when testing a dataset to see if it meets certain criteria.

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ID Number:479

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:51:44 PM

Express built-in fitting functions as multi-parameter LabTalk functions

All built-in fitting functions can be expressed as multi-parameter LabTalk functions provided you use the internal function name and correct parameter order. Both pieces of information can be found in the fitter by selecting the Function File radio button

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ID Number:480

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:51:04 PM

Creating external DLLs to be used as fitting functions

Creating external DLLs to be used as fitting functions requires the Origin Professional package.

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ID Number:481

Item Category:Origin Professional

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:50:40 PM

Inserting a submenu while an EXCEL workbook is active

By using the MENU command menus and submenus can be added to any main menu in Origin. The menu command works by specifying the active menu bar(s) (graph, worksheet, layout, or matrix) on which it should appear, but has no provisions for Excel workbooks.

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ID Number:482

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:50:02 PM

Programmatical access to Project Explorer

Although LabTalk access to Project Explorer is not available, Origin 7 includes folder access using Origin C.

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ID Number:483

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:49:44 PM

Control Numeric Format

Most control over numeric format is located in Tools:Options:Numeric Format. Numeric format can also be controlled through script using C formatting conversion specifications.

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ID Number:485

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:45:21 PM

Speed Mode and Printing

The application of Service Release Patch 1 for Origin 6.0 will change the controls for 'speed mode' during printout. The following discusses the difference between Origin 6.0 and Origin 6.0 Patch 1.

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ID Number:490

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:42:07 PM

The difference between Logistic and Boltzman

The following explains the functional form for sigmoidal fit: Logistic & Boltzman and the difference between them.

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ID Number:503

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:41:01 PM

Using the gamma function in Origin

The expression 'exp(gammaln(x))' achieves the same results as the gamma function.

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ID Number:506

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:32:01 PM

New features of Non-Linear Curve Fitting in Origin 6.0.

There a few new features of Non-Linear Curve Fitting in Origin 6.0

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ID Number:527

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:28:45 PM

The properties of the Demo version, or Evaluation copy of Origin

The demo, or evaluation copy, is a full working version of Origin, but any graphs created for presentation purposes will print out, copy, and export with an OriginLab (or Microcal) logo on them.

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ID Number:550

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:28:08 PM

Fitting a range of data in the Peak Fitting Module

To predefine a range of data to fit in the PFM, use the Edit:Set as Begin and Edit:Set as End menu commands. In Origin 6.x, use the Mask tool to eliminate single data points or ranges from the worksheet or initial graph window

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ID Number:562

Item Category:PFM

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:22:02 PM

Simulating 3D Surfaces in Origin

It is possible to quickly simulate 3D surfaces in Origin. All you need is a matrix window, the 3D graph window of your choice, and the LabTalk command "matrix -v expression".

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ID Number:573

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:19:10 PM

Use worksheet column titles as axis titles

Set up a graph template so that, when plotting, the X and Y axis titles automatically display the X and Y column titles associated with the selected data.

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ID Number:577

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:14:24 PM

Crashing upon launching the nonlinear curve fitter

If you are experiencing crashes when attempting to launch the nonlinear curve fitter (Analysis:Nonlinear Curve Fit…) the fitting function which loads upon launching the fitter may be corrupted. Read this item to prevent further crashes.

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ID Number:578

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:10:32 PM

LabTalk script to determine intersection point of two raw dataset ranges

Run this script from the Custom Routine button to determine the intersection coordinates (x,y) between a specified range of X values for two raw datasets.

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ID Number:610

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/12/2002 2:05:02 PM

LabTalk script to determine intersection of the linear fits of two raw datasets

This script performs a linear regression on two selected raw datasets and automatically determines the intersection of the two regression datasets.

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ID Number:612

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:58:40 PM

Deutsche Origin and Y2K Compliance

German Origin is Y2K compliant. Please read this statement from our Quality Assurance Manager.

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ID Number:620

Item Category:Y2K

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:55:45 PM

Japanese Origin and Y2K Compliance

Japanese Origin is Y2K compliant. Please read this statement from our Quality Assurance Manager.

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ID Number:621

Item Category:Y2K

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:55:28 PM

Changing properties of the worksheet from LabTalk script

Origin's worksheet properties are LabTalk script accessible from the WKS object properties and methods.

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ID Number:430

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:53:53 PM

Automated plotting routine

The method to plot and minimize the plot automatically without user intervention.

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ID Number:431

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:53:12 PM

Editing the legend

The Legend can be controlled through script.

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ID Number:432

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:52:51 PM

Creating and using your own graph template

Using your own graph template for plotting using LabTalk script.

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ID Number:434

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:48:46 PM

Calculating the P Value when doing Nonlinear regression

It is possible to calculate the P value by creating a script and running it in the After Fitting dialog box.

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ID Number:437

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:47:44 PM

Offset the red peak labels generated from Pick Peaks Tool

The only way to offset peak markers is to move them using script or using a graphical tool such as Analysis: Translate: Vertical or Data: Move Data Points. Be sure Peak: PKX(X), PKY(Y) is the active dataset.

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ID Number:439

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:47:11 PM

Editing Excel workbooks and updating its corresponding graph

The best way to update a graph with Excel data after inserting additional rows of data in the Excel workbook, is to edit the plotted range in the Layer dialog box.

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ID Number:441

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:46:41 PM

Adding fitting functions to new installations of Origin

Adding a previously created fitting function is easy in Origin. Simply select Function:Add in the fitter, locate the desired fitting function definition (*.FDF) file, and let Origin do the rest!

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ID Number:635

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:45:20 PM

How Analysis:Calculus:Differentiate works

Obtaining the derivative in Origin by selecting Analysis:Calculus:Differentiate yields the numerical derivative, not the theoretical. This is a common misconception among users of trigonometric functions.

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ID Number:637

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:43:58 PM

Simultaneous multiple dataset fitting using LabTalk script

Take a look at a LabTalk script that fits multiple datasets simultaneously using the nlsf object and its properties and methods.

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ID Number:642

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:42:23 PM

Import Microsoft Access tables into Origin

Microsoft Access tables can be imported into Origin using the ODBC import feature.

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ID Number:443

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:39:52 PM

Manipulate Notes Windows with Labtalk

Use win -in command to minimize the note window and win -cn command to close it.

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ID Number:445

Item Category:Notes Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:39:28 PM

Importing Multiple ASCII files into multiple worksheets

It is very easy to import data from multiple files into multiple worksheet windows with the new Multi Open dialog box.

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ID Number:487

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:36:28 PM

Reversing Axes direction

The layer.x.reverse=1 property can be used to reverse the direction of the X axis; likewise, layer.y.reverse=1 can be used to reverse the direction of the Y axis.

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ID Number:493

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:31:52 PM

The Origin Evaluation Copy

Evaluate Origin by downloading this fully functioning demo

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ID Number:658

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Download

Last Modified:7/12/2002 1:11:04 PM

Custom NLSF Wizard Procedures and the Network Installation of Origin

With the network version of Origin, create and share a custom NLSF Wizard procedure by performing the fit, saving the session as a procedure file, and then creating the button for each client.

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ID Number:872

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/1/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in the Function Definition Text Box of NLSF

Notes the maximum number of characters in the function definition text box and a method for exceeding the limit.

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ID Number:870

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:6/27/2002 12:00:00 AM

Importing, viewing, and plotting raster graphic images

Origin provides enhanced support for importing, viewing, and plotting images. To import a gray scale, 8-bit color or higher resolution color image into the active matrix, select File:Import Image.

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ID Number:864

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/17/2002 12:00:00 AM

View mode and how it affects a color image imported into a matrix

When an image is imported into a matrix, the color information at each pixel is converted into a single integer RGB value. An index value on the gray scale palette is chosen based on that RGB value and is then placed in the cell of the matrix representing that pixel.

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ID Number:859

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/14/2002 12:00:00 AM

Crop a raster graphic image after import

Procedure for cropping a raster graphic image after it has been imported into an Origin matrix.

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ID Number:860

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/14/2002 12:00:00 AM

Adding Drag-and-Drop Support for a New File Type

Explains what happens when you drag-and-drop a file onto Origin and how you can add drag-and-drop import support for your own file type.

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ID Number:861

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/14/2002 12:00:00 AM

Categorical Data Support

Discusses Origin's categorical data support and how to plot categorical data.

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ID Number:862

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/14/2002 12:00:00 AM

Update the column values for all columns in a worksheet

If you have Set Column Values calculations associated with more than one column in your worksheet, use the Analysis:Set All Column Values menu option or the Set All Column Values button on the Worksheet Data toolbar to execute all calculations at once.

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ID Number:855

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/8/2002 12:00:00 AM

Saving other file types to the same folder as the Origin project (OPJ) file

Select Tools:Options to open the Options dialog. Make the File Locations tab active. Select the desired Group and click the Edit button. Set the Save Path to Project Path.

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ID Number:856

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/8/2002 12:00:00 AM

Origin's Statistics tools and Excel workbook data

Open the Statistics tool prior to opening your Excel workbook. Origin's Statistics Menu is not available when an Excel workbook is the active window.

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ID Number:853

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/8/2002 12:00:00 AM

Scientific Engineering Notation

Origin supports the following Scientific Engineering Suffixes for data entry: k (kilo), M (mega), G (giga), T (tera), P (peta), m (milli), u (micro), n (nano), p (pico), and f (femto).

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ID Number:849

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/7/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Set Matrix Values dialog box accepts Origin C expressions

When setting matrix values through the Set Matrix Values dialog box, enable the "Compile as Origin C and Treat x^y as pow(x,y)" check box when using Origin C expressions.

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ID Number:850

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/7/2002 12:00:00 AM

Displaying linear tick marks using a Log10 axis scale type

For a Log10 scale, ticks display as linear if the scale is within one decade. To display linear ticks over multiple decades, the value of the @TL system variable must be adjusted.

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ID Number:851

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/7/2002 12:00:00 AM

Find X from Y or Find Y from X

After performing a fit, on the Generate Results Page (Action : Results) of the NLSF, you can calculate a Y value from an X value or an X from a Y value. This functionality is also available from Origin C.

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ID Number:852

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:6/7/2002 12:00:00 AM

Specifying the drawing order of multiple layers

Layers that overlay data in another layer can be set to appear transparent or opaque by specifying the drawing order and the background color.

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ID Number:848

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The 'Compile before use' check box in the fitter

The 'Compile before use' check box in the nonlinear least squares fitter must be checked if your function is defined using Origin C.

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ID Number:846

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/4/2002 12:00:00 AM

Serial Number, License Key, Registration ID ... What next?

The various key values associated with Origin are discussed.

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ID Number:844

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:5/31/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Difference Between 'Text Control' and 'In-Place Editing'

New in Origin 7 is the In-Place Editing of text. There are customizing options and differences from the older Text Control that should be noted.

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ID Number:845

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/31/2002 12:00:00 AM

Update the data in a worksheet by re-importing the ASCII file

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ID Number:842

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/24/2002 12:00:00 AM

Dialog Builder Update for OriginPro 7 SR1

This update fixes a bug introduced in OriginPro 7 SR1 which prevents Dialog Builder tools and wizards from working even though the tool/wizard launches successfully.

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ID Number:841

Item Category:Origin Professional

Material Type:Updated Files

Last Modified:5/22/2002 12:00:00 AM

Using the plot symbol in the axis title

You can display the graph type symbol that gets displayed in the legend in any text label.

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ID Number:840

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/22/2002 12:00:00 AM

MOCA update for Origin version 7

In Origin 7, the MOCA examples won't compile due to missing headers and incorrect settings in the project files. To fix this, download the MOCA update.

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ID Number:838

Item Category:Origin Professional

Material Type:Updated Files

Last Modified:5/21/2002 12:00:00 AM

Origin can display up to four error bar datasets

Origin can display separate error bars for positive or negative values in both X and Y directions.

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ID Number:839

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/21/2002 12:00:00 AM

Command Line Automation with Origin

A method of automating Origin from the command line is outlined.

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ID Number:837

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/20/2002 12:00:00 AM

Editing a label data plot in Plot Details

A label column plotted in a graph can occasionally show up as a Z column in Plot Details. This makes it difficult to edit the attributes of the label data plot. It is a bug, but there is a work around.

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ID Number:836

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:5/17/2002 12:00:00 AM

Bolding a text label

When bolding a text label, you must do so in 'in-place' edit mode or in the Text Control dialog box. Simply selecting the label and pressing CTRL + B will not work.

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ID Number:835

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/17/2002 12:00:00 AM

Labeling the coordinates of a contour plot

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ID Number:834

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/10/2002 12:00:00 AM

Copying a range of data from one dataset to another in Origin C

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ID Number:832

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:5/6/2002 12:00:00 AM

If you run RegClean on your system, you will need to repair your Origin License

Origin 7 makes non-standard use of the Registry which RegClean interprets as an error.

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ID Number:833

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:5/6/2002 12:00:00 AM

Compiled function fitting to two, separate functions based on data range

Based on the current row, one of two functions will be used to fit the data. For added speed, the function is compiled in OriginC.

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ID Number:829

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:4/23/2002 12:00:00 AM

Executing the run.section(fileName,sectionName) method in a macro

When defining a macro inside an OGS (or other script) file, any run.section() calls you make from within that macro must include the fileName.

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ID Number:814

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:4/16/2002 12:00:00 AM

The maximum value for an X or Y Offset of a Label data plot is 637

When applying an X or Y Offset to Label data plotted in a graph window, the maximum value which can be entered is 637.

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ID Number:760

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Rows in a Worksheet

There is no preset limitation or default specification for the maximum number of rows allowed in a worksheet. The number of rows is limited only by available system resources.

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ID Number:292

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Rows in an ASCII Import into a Worksheet Window

The maximum number of rows of an ASCII data file that can be imported into a worksheet at one time is limited only by available system resources.

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ID Number:287

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in a Column Name

The maximum number of characters in a column name is 18 in Origin 7.0.

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ID Number:288

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters displayed in a Column Label

The maximum number of characters displayed in a one line column label is about 110.

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ID Number:289

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in the Set Column Values Dialog Box

In Origin 7.0 the maximum number of characters allowed in the Set Column Values dialog box is greater than 4,636.

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ID Number:290

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in a Window Name

The maximum number of characters in a worksheet or matrix window name is 13. The maximum number of characters in a graph, function, or layout window name is 24. The maximum number of characters in a notes window name exceeds 100.

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ID Number:282

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in an Object's Name

The maximum number of characters allowed in a text or graphical object's name is 23.

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ID Number:277

Item Category:Graphic / Text Objects

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in a Variable's Name

The maximum number of characters allowed in a LabTalk variable's name is 25. In Origin 7.0 the limit is 24.

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ID Number:278

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Lines in a Text Object

The maximum number of lines allowed in a text object is 310. This limit may (but shouldn't) be exceeded as the text object's reliability could suffer.

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ID Number:279

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters Between a Set of { }

The maximum number of tokens allowed between a set of { } in a LabTalk script is limited.

Keywords: 

ID Number:280

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Buttons on a Toolbar

There is no practical limit to the number of buttons that can be placed on a single toolbar. All of Origin's predefined buttons plus all of Origin's user defined buttons are able to fit on a single toolbar.

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ID Number:281

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Length of LabTalk String Variables

In Origin 7.0 the maximum length of the LabTalk string variables %A through %Y is 266 characters. The maximum length of the LabTalk string variable %Z is 6,288 characters.

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ID Number:274

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in a Text Object

In Origin 7.0 the maximum number of characters allowed in a named text object is limited by user resources. In Origin 6.X the limit is 1,524.

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ID Number:275

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in a Macro's Name

The maximum number of characters allowed in a macro's name is 27.

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ID Number:276

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Hours in an Axis Scale of Type Time

The maximum number of hours allowed in an axis scale of type Time is 5,759 hours (1 hour less than 240 days). If your time data exceeds this limitation you may want to consider converting your units to days.

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ID Number:266

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Columns in an ASCII Import into a Matrix Window

The maximum number of columns of an ASCII data file that can be imported into a matrix at one time is 2,048 columns.

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ID Number:267

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Rows in an ASCII Import into a Matrix Window

The maximum number of rows of an ASCII data file that can be imported into a matrix at one time is limited only by the maximum number of rows allowed in a matrix.

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ID Number:268

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Cells (Data Points) in a Matrix

Origin 7.0 and Origin 6.X officially supports matrices having up to 90,000,000 cells or data points.

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ID Number:269

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Characters in the Set Matrix Values Dialog Box

In Origin 7.0 the maximum number of characters allowed in the Set Matrix Values dialog box is 4636.

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ID Number:270

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Columns in a Matrix

Origin 6.X officially supports matrices having up to and including 32,767 columns. Origin 7.0 supports 65535.

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ID Number:271

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Rows in a Matrix

The maximum number of rows allowed in a matrix is the lessor of 2,000,000 or the quotient of the maximum number of cells allowed in a matrix and the number of columns in the matrix.

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ID Number:272

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Datasets Plotted into one Layer

The maximum number of datasets plotted into one layer is over 1000.

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ID Number:263

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Colors in the Color Palette

The maximum number of colors in the Color Palette is 40.

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ID Number:262

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Datasets in a Legend

The maximum number of datasets in a legend is 40.

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ID Number:264

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

Enable negative values in opposite quadrants of Polar Plots

You can turn on a feature in Polar Plots to allow display of negative values in their opposite quadrants.

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ID Number:799

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:4/4/2002 12:00:00 AM

Accessing Project Explorer from Origin C

An example using the Folder object.

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ID Number:797

Item Category:Project Explorer

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:4/2/2002 12:00:00 AM

IsValid method should be used after attaching to a dataset.

If you use the GetName method on a Text dataset, OriginC terminates. Use the IsValid method to test for this condition.

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ID Number:796

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/29/2002 12:00:00 AM

Using the FFT tool and getting back the data you started with

The following tells how to go through Forward FFT and Backward FFT to get back to the data you started with.

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ID Number:505

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/29/2002 12:00:00 AM

Return the number of columns in a worksheet using Origin C

The following code returns the number of columns in a worksheet.

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ID Number:794

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/18/2002 12:00:00 AM

Plotting data into a graph template using Origin C

The following example creates a new graph window from a custom template which is located in the Origin folder. It then adds a data plot to the first layer, and sets the color to the third color in the color list.

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ID Number:793

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/18/2002 12:00:00 AM

Filling a column with data

This is a good example of how to use the Dataset class.

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ID Number:795

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/18/2002 12:00:00 AM

Setting Matrix Values in Origin C

setting matrix values

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ID Number:792

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/14/2002 12:00:00 AM

Sorting a Column of Data in Origin C

The following code will duplicate the Analysis:Sort Columns functionality.

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ID Number:791

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/14/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Maximum Number of Layers on a Page

The maximum number of layers on a page is 81.

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ID Number:265

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:3/8/2002 12:00:00 AM

Worksheet, Column, and Dataset classes to create data sets

The following Origin C function illustrates how you can use the Worksheet, Column, and Dataset classes to create data sets.

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ID Number:789

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/7/2002 12:00:00 AM

Polynomial Fitting Function

The following OriginC example takes a data set name and an integer value as arguments, and then performs a polynomial fit and outputs the parameter results.

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ID Number:790

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/7/2002 12:00:00 AM

Creating a simple scatter plot

The following OriginC code example illustrates how to create a graph window from a template and add a data plot to a layer.

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ID Number:787

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

LabTalk Script Execution Speed in Origin 7

You can restrict LabTalk function calls to only LabTalk functions (excluding Origin C functions) and thus improve script execution speed.

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ID Number:783

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/5/2002 12:00:00 AM

Writing and Compiling an Origin C Function

Learn the basic steps required to write and compile an Origin C function using Code Builder, Origin's Integrated Development Environment. Also learn how to test the function in both Code Builder and Origin.

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ID Number:777

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:3/1/2002 12:00:00 AM

Tips for Calling a NAG Function

Tips on where to find help with NAG function calls and how to pass an Origin data set to a NAG function are included here.

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ID Number:775

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/28/2002 12:00:00 AM

Example of Calling a NAG Function

The following Origin C code example calls the nag_summary_stats_1var function. It also illustrates how to create a Dataset object, attach the object to a real Origin data set, create a vector object, and copy the Dataset to the vector.

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ID Number:776

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Origin C Code

Last Modified:2/28/2002 12:00:00 AM

Programming an Object on an Origin window to run your Origin C function

To program an object, such as a text label or rectangle, to run an Origin C function, create the desired object, set the object's execution trigger, and place the appropriate LabTalk call to your Origin C function in Label Control.

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ID Number:771

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/26/2002 12:00:00 AM

Configuring the Custom Routine button to run your Origin C function

To initiate your custom Origin C function from the Custom Routine button, replace the type statement in the [Main] section of Custom.OGS with a LabTalk call to your function.

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ID Number:769

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/26/2002 12:00:00 AM

Integrating an Origin C function into Origin using a user-defined toolbar button

Once you've created an Origin C function, you can hook it up to the Origin GUI by creating a script file that calls your Origin C function and a toolbar button that runs your script file.

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ID Number:770

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/26/2002 12:00:00 AM

Programming a menu command to execute an Origin C function

Create a configuration file that defines the new menu command and includes the script that the menu command runs. Then update the Origin.ini file so that your configuration file is read when Origin starts.

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ID Number:772

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/26/2002 12:00:00 AM

Creating a GUI to Initiate Your Custom Program

After you have compiled your Origin C function(s), you'll need to call your function from Origin. You could call your function from the Script window. However, if you call your function often you may want to develop a more permanent calling method.

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ID Number:768

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/26/2002 12:00:00 AM

Finding X values given a particular Y value during nonlinear curve fitting

The following script provides functionality for finding all X values for a particular Y value during a nonlinear curve fitting session.

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ID Number:767

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/21/2002 12:00:00 AM

Problem when saving a project which uses Excel columns for indexing/colormapping

Saving and then reopening a project containing a graph which uses an Excel workbook column for indexing or color mapping causes the graph to lose the index / color map information. Continue reading for a workaround.

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ID Number:765

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:1/16/2002 12:00:00 AM

The Origin 7.0 Help Files are compiled HTML

The Origin 7.0 Help Files are compiled HTML. The minimum requirement for viewing the Origin Help File is Microsoft® Internet Explorer version 4.0, but we recommend version 5.0 or higher.

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ID Number:764

Item Category:Miscellaneous

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:1/10/2002 12:00:00 AM

Script to Extract Worksheet Data

Here's an example showing how to duplicate the Analysis:Extract Worksheet Data menu functionality in your script.

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ID Number:762

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:12/19/2001 12:00:00 AM

Creating a circular contour plot

Create a circular contour plot by introducing a line plot of a circle with Fill Area "Exclusive, broken by missing values" enabled.

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ID Number:761

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/12/2001 12:00:00 AM

Using the EndOpen macro to create an auto-run script

The endopen macro can be used to create an auto-run procedure. You can also use the TimerProc macro to allow the user to intervene and prevent the script from automatically running.

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ID Number:759

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:10/31/2001 12:00:00 AM

Creating Constants and Persistent Variables in Origin

You can create constants or variables in Origin that will be available whenever you run Origin.

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ID Number:758

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/25/2001 12:00:00 AM

Display a true aspect ratio for a graph.

If the units of your X and Y data are the same and you want to display your data with true aspect ratio you can use a script to set it.

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ID Number:757

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/8/2001 12:00:00 AM

Add Drag-and-Drop Importing to Origin

Beginning with Origin 6.1 a mechanism is provided by which you can add drag-and-drop handling of files based on file extension.

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ID Number:756

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/24/2001 12:00:00 AM

Workaround to the 2047 column ASCII Import Limit

A script is presented that can help when you run into the 2047 column ASCII Import limit.

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ID Number:755

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:8/9/2001 12:00:00 AM

What to do if your color printer prints only black.

Follow these steps if your color printer is printing only black.

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ID Number:752

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/24/2001 12:00:00 AM

Creating a Time Series Graph

When your X values are Time values, they will then be plotted as a time series graph.

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ID Number:747

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/5/2001 12:00:00 AM

Visualizing 3-D curves produced by data in PolarCoordinates

Visualizing 3-D curves produced by data in PolarCoordinates

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ID Number:719

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/25/2001 12:00:00 AM

Finding the Cumulative Sum

The sum function returns a range whose nth element is the sum of the first n elements of the specified dataset. It also finds descriptive statistical values for a dataset such as the mean and standard deviation.

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ID Number:715

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:4/18/2001 12:00:00 AM

Performing a 4 peak Gaussian fit through LabTalk script

This LabTalk script example shows one way to complete a 4 peak Gaussian fit.

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ID Number:713

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:4/17/2001 12:00:00 AM

My Menu does not look like the documentation states. What's wrong?

The documentation says the Origin Menu options includes things that I don't see in my Origin. Where are they?

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ID Number:714

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/17/2001 12:00:00 AM

What does copy -f dataset1 dataset2 do?

The '-f' option of the copy command does a modified butterfly copy from one dataset to another.

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ID Number:711

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:4/10/2001 2:31:10 PM

Exporting Origin graphs to PDF files

The third party export filter used when exporting Origin graphs as PDF files has 3 known bugs. To get around them, export the Origin graph as an EPS file and convert it to a PDF in Gsview.

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ID Number:712

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/10/2001 12:00:00 AM

Reduced chi-square versus chi-square

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ID Number:710

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:4/9/2001 4:48:02 PM

Problems with decimal places in tick labels when using Divide By Factor

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ID Number:709

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:4/9/2001 4:39:35 PM

Report full width at half maximum for a single dataset, multi-peak Gaussian fit

When fitting one dataset with multiple peaks to the Gaussian fitting function, a small script can be placed in the After Fitting Scripts window (of the NLSF) which reports the full width at half maximum (FWHM) for each peak.

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ID Number:704

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:3/28/2001 12:00:00 AM

Normalization of Correlation

This script provides you with options for normalizing your correlation dataset.

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ID Number:703

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:3/27/2001 12:00:00 AM

Multiple Regression Script Example

The following example will perform a multiple regression where the first column in the worksheet is the dependent (Y) variable and columns 2-4 are the independent (X) variables.

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ID Number:702

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:3/14/2001 9:21:49 AM

Patch 2 for German (Deutsche) Origin 6.1

Patch 2 for German (Deutsche) Origin 6.1 addresses issues with German (Deutsche) Origin 6.1 only.

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ID Number:701

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:2/22/2001 2:42:38 PM

An example of a custom Menu option displaying a check mark

This script example creates a custom menu option that dispays and hides a check mark with each use.

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ID Number:700

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/15/2001 12:00:00 AM

Finding the sum and average of multiple datasets in a worksheet

The sum function, sum(WorksheetName,col1,col2), can be used across worksheet columns to return a dataset which contains the sum, mean or standard deviation of all the columns from col1 to col2.

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ID Number:699

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/2/2001 4:29:13 PM

How to create an interpolated dataset

Script required for interpolation

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ID Number:697

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/2/2001 2:36:59 PM

Accessing matrix (or worksheet) cell values with the cell(i,j) function

The cell(rowNum,colNum) function gets or sets values in the active worksheet or matrix.

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ID Number:696

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/2/2001 10:53:28 AM

Patch 2 for Japanese Origin 6.1

Patch 2 for Japanese Origin 6.1 addresses issues with Japanese Origin 6.1 only.

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ID Number:698

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:2/2/2001 12:00:00 AM

Copying multiple objects (text labels, arrows, lines, boxes, circles, etc.)

Multiple objects can be copied and pasted into another window in Origin by grouping them prior to executing the copy operation.

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ID Number:695

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/29/2001 12:00:00 AM

Script prints all the graphs in all the selected projects

This script prompts the user for multiple projects and prints all the graphs in all the selected projects.

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ID Number:694

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/23/2001 3:25:48 PM

How do I get at the header information in a file that I import

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ID Number:692

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/12/2001 5:09:33 PM

How do I clear the Results Log with script

Keywords: 

ID Number:691

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/12/2001 5:02:52 PM

Programmatically move columns and set designations.

In this example, move even columns in a YXYX... worksheet one position to the left and then set as X so that the worksheet is now set up as XYXY...

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ID Number:690

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/11/2001 12:00:00 AM

The exist function can be used as a check to break out of a script.

You may not want your script to run unless a graph window is active. You can provide this check with the exist( ) function. This function returns a single value indicating what 'object type' the given name is associated with.

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ID Number:689

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/9/2001 12:55:57 PM

Copy all data plotted from one layer to another

Data can be copied into another layer, with exact duplication of the plot style information, using the layer -ic plotName layerNumber LabTalk command.

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ID Number:688

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/9/2001 12:46:54 PM

Creating a 3D Vector Plot

Using some general properties (plus some ingenuity) we can create a plot type not normally supported.

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ID Number:687

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/4/2001 12:00:00 AM

Script swaps the data in two columns

Keywords: 

ID Number:685

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/2/2001 5:15:06 PM

This script file reads in data, performs calculations, and creates plots.

This script file reads in data, performs calculations, and creates plots.

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ID Number:679

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:12/15/2000 3:58:11 PM

Missing Symbols in the Symbol Gallery in Plot Details dialog

On some machines, the symbol gallery may use more system resources, leading to some of the symbols not displaying

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ID Number:676

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/7/2000 10:06:32 AM

Minimum and Maximum Values in a Dataset

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ID Number:674

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:12/1/2000 5:36:04 PM

Converting your random XYZ data to a matrix and then plotting

Keywords: 

ID Number:672

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/30/2000 5:21:57 PM

Getfilename -m Command Works Differently in Origin 6.X than it did in Origin 5.0

The getfile -m command does not work the same in Origin 6.X as it did in Origin 5.0. You can no longer specify multiple filetypes for use in the Filetype drop down list. A new and more powerful object named FDlog should be used instead.

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ID Number:671

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/28/2000 9:07:54 AM

Macro to strip all non-alphabetic characters of a string

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ID Number:670

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/22/2000 3:06:20 PM

Modifying a built-in fitting function

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ID Number:669

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/22/2000 2:06:50 PM

Parse a String, replacing a specified character with another character

The script parses a string argument replacing all occurrences of the character "?" with the characters "!!" and outputs the original and resultant strings to the Script Window.

Keywords: 

ID Number:668

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/17/2000 4:40:26 PM

Label the (x,y) coordinates of a data point

Script allows the user to select an XY point using the Data Reader tool and then label the point at a position determined by using the Screen Reader

Keywords: 

ID Number:667

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/17/2000 3:18:40 PM

Enabling the SigmaPlot import routine in Origin 6.1

Two files must be updated to enable the SigmaPlot import routine in Origin 6.1: AppFile.OGS and Origin.INI.

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ID Number:666

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:11/14/2000 5:27:17 PM

Creating a LabTalk Script File

Use the LabTalk Editor

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ID Number:664

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/7/2000 12:21:48 PM

Executing Your LabTalk Script from a Button on a NewToolbar

Adding a toolbar - enhancing Origin with new buttons and button groups.

Keywords: 

ID Number:663

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/7/2000 11:20:14 AM

Floating UIM Tools will not display properly in 6.1 and will not be useable.

Beginning with 6.0, we stopped supporting editing of UIM Tools, but continued to allow use of the tools. 6.1 does not support these tools.

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ID Number:665

Item Category:Origin Professional

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:11/7/2000 12:00:00 AM

Function breaks dataset into groups and finds the average value for each group

The ave(dataset,size) function breaks dataset into groups of size, finds the average for each group, and returns a range containing these values.

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ID Number:660

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/3/2000 2:24:31 PM

Column Datatype can be an important consideration on some systems

Window's handling of Math problems varies by system. Changing Column Datatype can sometimes correct problems in analysis or printing.

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ID Number:657

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/3/2000 11:24:10 AM

Executing Your LabTalk Script from a New Menu

Configuration files are LabTalk script files that can create a new Origin menu

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ID Number:656

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/2/2000 11:17:13 AM

Executing Your LabTalk Script from the Custom Routine Button

Script can be run from the Custom Routine Button

Keywords: 

ID Number:655

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/2/2000 10:16:51 AM

Writing Your First LabTalk Script

Use the Script Window to write and execute your first script

Keywords: 

ID Number:654

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:11/1/2000 4:51:11 PM

Greek letter in Y axis title displays horizontally depending upon window size

Rotated text object with Greek font loses rotation as window is resized

Keywords: 

ID Number:653

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/23/2000 12:00:00 AM

A Demonstration of Auto-scrolling Graphs

A new feature in 6.0 SR4 allows you to auto-scroll a graph as your data aquisition system adds to a worksheet.

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ID Number:649

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:9/25/2000 12:00:00 AM

Export an Image File in Origin 6.0 SR4 (or Later) Having Exact Proportions

Use this procedure to export image files having exact proportions.

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ID Number:644

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/3/2000 4:05:38 PM

Placing Origin Generated EPS Image Files in LaTeX Documents

This item contains a downloadable ZIP file with an example LaTeX script which places an Origin generated EPS image file into a LaTeX document.

Keywords: 

ID Number:645

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/3/2000 12:00:00 AM

Master Page is printing when View: Show: Master item is not selected.

When a graph window is named Master, Portrait or Landscape, it will by default, be printed, exported or shown in the File: Print Preview window. This is independent of the state of "View: Show: Master item"

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ID Number:643

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/28/2000 11:11:30 AM

Importing DBase File has File Size Limit of 255 Columns and 32,000 Rows

The software library used by Origin to import DBase files has a file size limit of 255 columns and 32,000 rows. An "Error 161" message is generated by Origin when attempting to import a file that exceeds this limit.

Keywords: 

ID Number:641

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/25/2000 4:22:37 PM

The Layout Page cannot be Paste Linked into other applications

The Layout Page can only be pasted into another application, such as Word, as a picture. Pasting as an object is not supported.

Keywords: 

ID Number:640

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:7/13/2000 5:20:59 PM

Formatting Column(Bar) Graphs so that Columns(Bars) Hidden by Axis are Displayed

This item describes how to format a Column (or Bar) graph so that columns (bars) whose value is equal to the position of the X axis are displayed on top of the axis.

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ID Number:639

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/13/2000 11:04:25 AM

Computing Probit Scale Data Values

There is no built-in access to the apparent data values (displayed values) of a dataset plotted on the Probit scale. However, after deriving the formula you can easily compute these values for yourself using the Set Column Values dialog box.

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ID Number:636

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/22/2000 3:52:40 PM

Printing Problems

Two broad categories of printing problems and their solutions are discussed.

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ID Number:632

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/21/2000 11:21:25 AM

Origin 6.X and Microsoft Windows 2000 Compatibility

Origin 6.X has been tested under Microsoft Windows 2000 and has been shown to be fully compatible.

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ID Number:629

Item Category:Y2K

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:6/13/2000 3:57:28 PM

Patch 2 for Japanese Origin 6.0

Patch 2 for Japanese Origin 6.0 addresses issues with Japanese Origin 6.0 only.

Keywords: 

ID Number:628

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Patches

Last Modified:6/6/2000 12:00:00 AM

Lines in Pattern Fills of Column plots print in same style as Grid Lines

If your fill patterns turn to the same line style as grid lines, there may be a workaround to correct the problem.

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ID Number:626

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:5/31/2000 2:41:26 PM

The IMAGE Object Is Used For Exporting Graphics Files

You can export a Graph to a number of image file formats using the IMAGE object (new to Origin 6.0 SR2):BMP, EMF, PDF, WMF, JPG, PCX, PSD, TGA, TIF, XPM, XWD, AI, CGM, DXF, EPS, PCT, & PNG

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ID Number:625

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:5/26/2000 1:40:16 PM

How to use LabTalk(TM) to create and use 'Smart Objects'.

Outlines a method of creating 'Smart Objects' and using them through script.

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ID Number:623

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/24/2000 4:22:04 PM

Crash occurs when trying to create a 3D Gray Scale Map.

A crash will occur only on some computers using the MS Windows 95 or98 operating system when creating a 3D Gray Scale Map from a large matrix. The crash will report: ORIGIN60 caused a general protection fault in module GDI.EXE at 0022:00009fab.

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ID Number:614

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:5/5/2000 12:20:30 PM

Hidden fitting functions in the Non-Linear Curve Fitter

There are a number of hidden Function Categories as well as hidden Functions in the Non-Linear Curve Fitter that you can enable.

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ID Number:611

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/3/2000 11:17:58 AM

Windows 2000 Registry Problem May Cause Limited OLE Functionality in Origin

Microsoft has acknowledged that Windows 2000 contains a problem that may limit an application's OLE capabilities. The problem occurs to users logged on to accounts with a minimal level of system privileges.

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ID Number:609

Item Category:OLE

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/2/2000 5:47:06 PM

Import simple binary data from a standard Origin menu.

How to import simple binary datafiles from the standard Origin menu.

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ID Number:608

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:5/2/2000 2:14:12 PM

Setting the axis titles using the associated label name

The axis titles are objects created by Origin. That means that Origin has given them a name. When a label has a name, you can access its properties using LabTalk.

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ID Number:607

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:5/2/2000 11:30:40 AM

Showing the equation on the graph when performing multiple Polynomial Fits

If you perform polynomial fits on multiple datasets in the same layer and you want to display the equations on the graph, you need to rename the name given to the label displaying the formula, each time, before fitting the next dataset.

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ID Number:593

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/27/2000 9:08:46 AM

The limitation on the worksheet cell size is 255 characters

The limitation on the number of characters in a worksheet cell is 255. This holds true whether or not the column display is set to Text or Text & Numeric.

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ID Number:592

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:4/26/2000 5:09:37 PM

Raster Graphics files are created with greater speed using Origin 6.0 SR2

Origin 6.0 SR2 is able to create Raster Graphics files faster than the previous releases of Origin 6.0. The Export Options have now been simplified with all of the available choices working properly.

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ID Number:587

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:4/4/2000 2:23:40 PM

Fixes for symbol shape, column/bar size, and text label spacing bugs

Origin 6.0 Patch 2 (SR2) corrects symbol shape, column/bar size, and text label spacing problems found in Origin 6.0 release and Origin 6.0 SR1.

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ID Number:586

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/4/2000 12:26:18 PM

Control resolution and/or page size during export and copy page

Patch 2 for Origin 6.0 corrected symbol shape, column/bar size, and text label spacing problems which occur during the export and copy page operations. These corrections brought about the implementation of new controls in the Options dialog box.

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ID Number:585

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:4/4/2000 10:33:18 AM

Locking a worksheet so that it is uneditable

Disable mouse clicking

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ID Number:584

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:4/3/2000 12:01:59 PM

File Type Associations May Cause File Open Delays

If you experience long delays or Origin appears to hang when you first open the Open dialog box in Origin it may be due to the way certain file types are registered on your computer.

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ID Number:579

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/14/2000 12:25:11 PM

Tif with Packbits compression is not supported by "Imaging for Windows"

"Imaging for Windows" provided to Microsoft from Eastman Kodak does not support Tif files using Packbits compression.

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ID Number:576

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:2/23/2000 11:17:51 AM

Origin Graph object contains all worksheet data contained within a graph window

If you Paste an Origin Graph into another program (like MS PowerPoint) as an Object (the default behavior for Paste in PowerPoint), and you send this PowerPoint presentation to some one, they can access the raw data if they have Origin on their computer.

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ID Number:574

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:2/22/2000 9:54:55 AM

Log axis scale tick marks may not display consistently

If you are using a log axis scale you may find that the tick labels display incorrectly.

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ID Number:572

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/1/2000 2:47:20 PM

Troubleshooting problems running Origin on a laptop

Problems related to running Origin on a laptop are most often related to the fact that a printer has never been installed on the laptop.

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ID Number:571

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:1/26/2000 10:39:56 AM

Box Charts have undocumented feature control

An experimental dialog box gives you added control over features of Box Charts. There is no documentation, and all features were never tested, so use it at your own risk.

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ID Number:567

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:1/19/2000 1:38:32 PM

Scripts Executed on the Window Create Event

A script executed on the Window Create event should not include any commands that create other windows. If you need to do this place the script execution on delayed mode or use the queue command.

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ID Number:566

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2000 5:15:30 PM

How to choose Matrix size for Worksheet to Matrix Random Gridding

This tip explains how (and why) to pick the dimensions of your Matrix when doing Random Worksheet to Matrix conversions.

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ID Number:565

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/18/2000 4:58:01 PM

Displaying the fitting equation in the Legend

You can write a short script to add the fitting equation to your graph legend.

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ID Number:561

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/14/2000 11:08:15 AM

Creating your own menu to integrate from a baseline

An example of the steps needed to create your own menus to run a LabTalk script.

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ID Number:558

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:1/11/2000 3:00:04 PM

System variables should not be used in LabTalk script

The variables listed are restricted to internal use by Origin, and should not be used for other purposes.

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ID Number:556

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:1/10/2000 9:21:54 AM

Old stacked column plots look different when opened in Origin 6.0

Stacked column plots created by selecting the Graph:Stack Data in Layer menu will not appear stacked when opened in Origin 6.x. To recover the stacked appearance you must group your datasets in the Layer dialog box.

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ID Number:524

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/21/1999 9:24:08 AM

Setting the Bin Size for a Histogram Plot in Origin 6.x

The histogram controls have been moved in Origin 6.x from the histogram graph template to the Plot Details dialog box.

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ID Number:521

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:12/15/1999 5:06:59 PM

Origin dashed lines not appearing properly

Origin dashed lines may not appear properly in Origin 6.0.

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ID Number:520

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:12/15/1999 2:56:12 PM

Custom toolbars need to be recreated after installing Patch 1 for Origin 6.0

Origin 6.0 users who have created their own toolbars or downloaded and installed any of the custom toolbars will need to recreate these toolbars if they have installed Service Release Patch 1 for Origin 6.0.

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ID Number:519

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:12/14/1999 2:51:58 PM

PFM users will need to recreate the PFM toolbar after installing Origin 6.0 SR1

After installing SR1 and running Origin, the you will notice that the PFM toolbar is missing from the Toolbar list in the Customize Toolbar dialog box, opened by selecing View:Toolbars.

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ID Number:518

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:12/14/1999 2:38:02 PM

Bitmaps for user-defined toolbars

When creating bitmaps for user-defined toolbars and buttons, it is recommended that you save it as a 16 Color Bitmap (4 bit). Otherwise, installing Patch 1 for Origin 6.0 may cause the button images to display in the wrong order or with extraneous lines.

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ID Number:516

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:12/14/1999 12:20:06 PM

When exporting as a WMF, Origin may not overwrite an existing file

When exporting as a WMF, Origin may not overwrite an existing file, when the file is in use by another application. For example, if the graph is inserted into Word or Powerpoint.

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ID Number:514

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:12/13/1999 12:53:01 PM

Script to Redirect the Output of the Origin 6.X NLSF to a Results Window

The script Redirect2Notes restores in Origin 6.X the output to a Notes window functionality of the Origin 5.0 NLSF.

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ID Number:513

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:12/10/1999 12:32:45 PM

Script to Normalize a Selected Range of a Worksheet

The script Normalize normalizes the selected data in the active worksheet using a normalization constant passed as an argument. If no argument is passed the normalization constant defaults to 0.01.

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ID Number:512

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:12/10/1999 11:15:43 AM

Script to Control the Numeric Format of Numbers in the Fit.P Label

The script FitPLabel replaces the Fit.P label pasted to a plot by the Non-linear Least Squares Fitter (NLSF) with a new label whose numbers are controlled by the settings on the Numeric Format tab of the Options dialog box.

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ID Number:511

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:12/10/1999 10:52:12 AM

GetNumber drop down list has a character limitation of 240 characters

If the length of the string variable that is used to hold the contents of the drop down list is more than 240 characters, Origin will crash.

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ID Number:500

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:12/1/1999 4:30:20 PM

Notes on the TextHistogram script included in the Origin AddOn Tools

The TextHistogram script in the Origin AddOn Tool available on our Web site is commented in detail.

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ID Number:497

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/18/1999 12:50:02 PM

Methods of Developing LabTalk Script Files

Develop LabTalk script files in an editor and execute the script in Origin.

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ID Number:496

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/15/1999 12:24:37 PM

The Origin GUI: An Excellent Source of Example LabTalk Scripts

A substantial number of the menu commands and tool bar buttons in Origin's graphical user interface (GUI) are implemented in LabTalk script. It is quite easy to view or locate these scripts.

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ID Number:495

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/15/1999 11:17:00 AM

Accessing the properties of objects through script

When accessing the properties of an object, consider the window the object is in.

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ID Number:502

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/12/1999 8:32:34 PM

Crash When Printing or Print Previewing 3D XYY Graphs

If you create a 3D XYY plot (Bars, Walls, Waterfall) of a dataset with more than 699 points the release version of Origin 6.0 will crash. To fix the problem…

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ID Number:494

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:11/12/1999 4:02:51 PM

Plot 3D XYY Charts (Bars-Walls-Ribbons)

The 3D XYY Charts (Bars, Walls, and Ribbons) do not plot correctly unless the X data is sorted in the same direction as X axis scale

Keywords: 

ID Number:507

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/10/1999 8:21:46 PM

Use Data Reader for Analysis:Subtract Straight Line

It is possible to use Data Reader to define a line then perform a subtraction.

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ID Number:525

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/3/1999 2:29:54 PM

The principle of picking peaks.

Origin uses a search rectangle defined by the options in the Pick Peaks tool (Width and Height) to pick the picks and rejects a peak if it does not meet a Minimum Height criteria.

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ID Number:530

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:11/3/1999 11:28:06 AM

Deleting or editing graphic opjects

To delete a graphic object you can select it and press delete key on your keyboard. To edit the properties of a graphic object you can double-click on it to open its related dialog box.

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ID Number:534

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:11/2/1999 7:03:03 PM

EPS export

New EPS options can include a TIFF image. The default Black & White image can be changed.

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ID Number:536

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:11/2/1999 6:37:05 PM

Fitting datasets with long functions

If your fitting function is extremely long the best thing to do is to save your function to an OGS file and make a call to that script file within the fitter.

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ID Number:537

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/2/1999 12:13:56 PM

Control the size of the exported image

Control the size of the exported image from:Tools: Options: Page: Copy Page Ratio

Keywords: 

ID Number:538

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:11/2/1999 11:37:10 AM

Setting the cell value by %( ) Substitution

A 'worksheet information expression' surrounded by %( ) is evaluated and replaced with the worksheet information it represents. But the designated cell must exist for this worksheet.

Keywords: 

ID Number:540

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:10/31/1999 8:37:31 PM

Skip Points in 3D surface graph displays a reduced resolution surface

To see the surface gridded at the maximum resolution, uncheck the Skip Points checkbox. Having it checked is useful for very large matrices while editing your graph.

Keywords: 

ID Number:543

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/31/1999 4:45:55 PM

Col( ) can't handle mixed scalar and vector notation in same Labtalk expression

This bug was fixed in a software patch that you can download it from our website. Additionally, you can solve it through the following script: num=Col(A)[1]; Col(C)=Col(B)-num;

Keywords: 

ID Number:544

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:10/31/1999 4:17:29 PM

The operating environment of 4.1 Patch2

4.1 Patch2.exe is a DOS program and does not require Safe Mode.

Keywords: 

ID Number:545

Item Category:Patches

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:10/31/1999 4:04:38 PM

The LabTalk Object Property FFT.exponentSign is Incorrectly Named

The correct name of the object property is fft.convention.

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ID Number:468

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/28/1999 9:39:51 AM

Overlaying a Distribution Curve on a Box Chart

The distribution curve will have the same mean and standard deviation as your box chart data.

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ID Number:465

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 4:42:12 PM

Definitions of the Parameters found on Parameters Worksheet of the NLSF

The Parameters worksheet is created when you click the Param. Worksheet button on the NLSF Generate Results dialog box. This operation is typically performed once the final fit to the data has been performed.

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ID Number:464

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 4:26:23 PM

The Description of UCL and LCL for R Charts is Incorrectly Documented

The two limit lines on the R chart are independent of the NumSigma parameter.

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ID Number:463

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 4:09:32 PM

How Origin Treats Error Values as Weight When Performing an Apparent Fit

When you are performing an apparent fit on data with error bars, Origin uses the larger of the positive/negative errors as weight.

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ID Number:462

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 3:46:58 PM

The FFT.exponentSign Object Property is Incorrectly Documented

In the English Origin 6.0 LabTalk Manual, the description for FFT.exponent.Sign=1 is incorrect.

Keywords: 

ID Number:461

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 2:55:47 PM

Incorrect SQL Script (ODBC) in English Origin 6.0 Professional Manual

An incorrect SQL script was provided in the manual. To correct the script, you need to remove spaces from the column names.

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ID Number:460

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 2:40:25 PM

The LIMIT LabTalk Command and Speed Mode

The LIMIT command works only on displayed graph values when Speed Mode is ON.

Keywords: 

ID Number:459

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 2:34:09 PM

An Undocumented WINDOW Command Option Opens a New Excel Workbook

The WINDOW -tx wks Excel command option was not documented in the English Origin 6.0 LabTalk Manual.

Keywords: 

ID Number:458

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 2:28:19 PM

The SET Dataset -k Value LabTalk Command Includes Incorrect Information

The values for Star, Pentagon, and Sphere using SET Dataset -k Value are incorrectly documented in the English Origin 6.0 LabTalk Manual.

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ID Number:457

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 2:00:11 PM

Clipping not maintained in Word7 for Office 95 with *.WMF or *.EMF export

Exporting an Origin graph window as a *.WMF or *.EMF file will show data that extends past the axes even if Clip Data to Frame is enabled when inserting the graph in Microsoft Word7 for Office 95.

Keywords: 

ID Number:456

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:10/15/1999 1:51:53 PM

Two System.DataDisplay LabTalk Object Properties are Documented Incorrectly

The system.dataDisplay.bkColor and the system.dataDisplay.txtColor properties are incorrectly documented.

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ID Number:455

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 1:46:43 PM

The GET -pt LabTalk Command

The GET datasetName -pt [variableName] LabTalk command is incorrectly documented in the Origin 6.0 LabTalk Manual.

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ID Number:454

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 1:36:26 PM

The Use Reduced Chi^2 Check Box on the Linear, Polynomial and Sigmoidal Fit Tool

The Use Reduced Chi^2 check box on the Linear, Polynomial, and Sigmoidal Fit tools only affects the reported error on the fit parameters, and does not affect directly either the data or the fitting process.

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ID Number:453

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 11:44:15 AM

The Scale Errors with Sqrt(Reduced Chi^2) Check Box in the NLSF - Documentation

The Scale Errors with Sqrt(Reduced Chi^2) check box on NLSF's Control Parameters dialog box only affects the reported error on the fit parameters, and does not affect directly either the data or the fitting process.

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ID Number:452

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 11:24:52 AM

The Origin 6.0 User's Manual Incorrectly Documented the Custom Legend Notation

The \L(O(SymEdgeColor,Sym,Fill,Size,ColorLn,LineStyle,Gap,LnWidth,SymFillColor)) notation for custom legends is incorrectly documented for the sphere, star, and pentagon symbol shapes.

Keywords: 

ID Number:451

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/15/1999 10:48:50 AM

The Analysis:Calculate:Diff/Smooth Menu Command is Documented Incorrectly

The Origin 6.0 User's Manual incorrectly documents the Analysis:Calculate:Diff/Smooth menu command.

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ID Number:450

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:10/14/1999 5:39:23 PM

Disappearing worksheet gridlines

Some video cards do not display the grid lines in a worksheet. To make the worksheet gridlines appear, change the property: SYSTEM.DISPLAY.WKSGRIDNOSHOW=1; in ORGSYS.CNF and launch Origin again.

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ID Number:449

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:10/1/1999 3:35:50 AM

Ternary diagram is not an equilateral triangle

The ternary default gives a diagram that has a different dimension for the X axis and the Y & Z axes. The ternary diagram should be an equilateral triangle.

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ID Number:448

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:10/1/1999 2:17:27 AM

Multiple peak fitting in NLSF

Initialize the values of the peak centers for functions with peak parameters, such as Gaussian and Lorentzian, in NLSF by changing the values for the "xc#"parameters (where # corresponds to the peak number)

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ID Number:447

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:10/1/1999 2:17:22 AM

The correct version of Microsoft DLLs are needed to run Origin

Replacing system DLLs may require a restart of your computer and on NT computers often requires administrator privileges.

Keywords: 

ID Number:438

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/29/1999 3:13:44 PM

Exporting graphs in the Origin 6.0 Demo

The downloadable demo only includes the ability to Export in the *.BMP and *.WMF file formats.

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ID Number:433

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:9/28/1999 1:50:10 PM

Symbol shape bug

When exporting or viewing a scatter or line + symbol plot in Origin 6.0 and 6.0 SR1, some data point symbol shapes become skewed horizontally or vertically. Printing directly from Origin does not exhibit this problem.

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ID Number:484

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/27/1999 6:46:51 PM

Exporting Origin graphs as Adobe Illustrator files

Exporting Origin graphs as Adobe Illustrator (*.AI) files fails to maintain clipping margins and does not convert greek, superscript or subscript characters properly.

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ID Number:478

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/27/1999 6:34:19 PM

Installing and running the pClamp module after upgrade to Origin 6.0.

Users who purchased the pClamp module with an older version of Origin automatically receive an updated version when upgrading to Origin 6.0. This updated version is included on the same CD as Origin and is now fully integrated into the Origin menus.

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ID Number:470

Item Category:pCLAMP

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:9/27/1999 4:16:38 PM

Getting Ternary Plots to display as 0 to 100% rather than the default 0 to 1.

Ternary data represents fractional data and the default scale is from 0 to 1 for all axes. This item describes how to display the axis Tick Labels as 0 to 100 percent.

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ID Number:350

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/23/1999 10:50:11 AM

Layer Size and Scaling Problems with the Origin Ternary Plot Template

The X axis is physically longer than either the Y or Z axes making an isosceles triangle rather than equilateral and the Y axis scale increment does not match the X and Z axes scale increments.

Keywords: 

ID Number:348

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/21/1999 10:56:51 AM

The principle of Gaussian fitting in origin.

What is the mathematical principal behind Origin's Gaussian fit routine.

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ID Number:391

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:9/17/1999 7:06:49 PM

How to access matrix cell values with LabTalk script.

A matrix is stored as if it were a single dimension array just like a dataset. The values can be read and written with LabTalk script.

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ID Number:390

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:9/17/1999 6:53:37 PM

English Origin and Y2K Compliance

Origin is Y2K compliant. Please read this statement from our Quality Assurance Manager.

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ID Number:383

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:9/15/1999 4:32:36 PM

Paste results to graph window with LabTalk script

To paste the results in the script window to a graph window, first duplicate the same information in your own code, then use LABEL command to create and position the labels on the graph.

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ID Number:380

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/15/1999 3:43:42 PM

Convert XYZ to Matrix causes error

When converting from a worksheet to a matrix, "Error of Inversing Matrix" error is due to the failure to invert the matrix.

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ID Number:378

Item Category:Matrix Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/15/1999 2:35:55 PM

Bug in command file -c (filename1) (filename2)

When entering the command file -c (filename1) (Filename2) in the script window Origin 5.0 produces a command error.

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ID Number:374

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/15/1999 11:32:23 AM

Message prompt when saving a project as an existing Read Only file.

After an *.OPJ file is set to Read Only, when saving it again, a message will prompt that it is Read Only .

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ID Number:368

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/13/1999 6:18:43 PM

Saving changes to built-in Origin fitting functions

During a fitting session, when you make modifications to a built-in function, Origin will always prompt you to save the changes.

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ID Number:354

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:9/13/1999 5:41:00 PM

Creating Multiple 3D XYZ Scatter Plots in the Same Layer of a Graph Window

To create multiple 3D XYZ Scatter plots in the same layer of a graph window plot the first Z dataset as normal and then move each additional Z dataset into the layer contents using the Layer N dialog box.

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ID Number:347

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/13/1999 2:46:04 PM

Phase Unwrapping in Origin's FFT is incomplete.

The (default) option in FFT analysis to Unwrap phase only does a partial unwrap of the phase. This item provides a LabTalk script to do a complete phase unwrap.

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ID Number:344

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/7/1999 2:22:47 PM

Origin 6.0 and CLAMPEX 8 Data Files

Origin 6.0 is able to read most but maybe not all CLAMPEX 8 files. Any CLAMPEX 8 file that contains new features not in CLAMPEX 7 files may cause problems for the release version of Origin 6.0.

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ID Number:341

Item Category:pCLAMP

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/3/1999 4:04:50 PM

The Origin 6.0 Network Client and the PFM Toolbar

The release version of the Origin 6.0 network client requires the implementation of a short work around to enable the PFM tool bar.

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ID Number:338

Item Category:PFM

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:9/2/1999 10:49:38 AM

The Origin 6.0 Network Client Does Not Support User Defined Buttons or Toolbars

User Defined toolbars and buttons are not supported in the release version of Origin 6.0 network clients. There is no work around for this problem.

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ID Number:337

Item Category:Toolbars

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:9/2/1999 9:03:14 AM

Select Columns for Plotting bug

A bug exists in the Select Columns for Plotting dialog box which causes a mismatch such that the list of columns displayed do not belong to the selected worksheet in the Worksheet drop-down list. This bug can potentially alter a graph's appearance.

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ID Number:335

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:8/24/1999 1:54:25 PM

Modifying the Numerical Format of the Parameters Displayed in the FIT.P Label

The numeric formats of the numbers displayed in the FIT.P parameter label are not controlled by the settings on the Numeric Format tab of the Options dialog box.

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ID Number:333

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/20/1999 3:57:04 PM

Greek characters or the Symbol font is not displaying in a label

A text label is created and the Greek Icon does not change the highlighted text to Greek (Symbol Font).

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ID Number:330

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:8/11/1999 1:52:50 PM

The documentation for Convolution/Deconvolution is incorrect in 5.0 and 6.0

The documentation for Convolution/Deconvolution is incorrect and should be changed as follows.

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ID Number:328

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:8/10/1999 2:30:07 PM

3D Color Map Surface Graphs rescaling problem

Color Mapping level information is involuntarily changed when the window is printed or when the plot details is opened.

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ID Number:324

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:8/4/1999 4:00:00 PM

Accessing pCLAMP Header Entry Names of Varying Epochs using the ABF Object

You can access any ABF Header Entry Name for any epoch using the LabTalk ABF object.

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ID Number:323

Item Category:pCLAMP

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:8/4/1999 10:07:29 AM

The LabTalk Run Command Versus the LabTalk Run Object Methods

The LabTalk run.file and run.section object methods are the preferred mechanisms for executing script files (rather than the LabTalk run command).

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ID Number:321

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:8/2/1999 12:07:21 PM

Long delays caused by slow 'flash' cycling on axis double-click.

On some systems, when you double-click on a graph axis (causing Origin to cycle the axis highlight on and off) the time delay is too long. This report describes a fix for Origin 5 and 6 users.

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ID Number:320

Item Category:System Problems

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:8/2/1999 8:45:47 AM

The WMF Export File Format Does Not Insert into MS Word 7 (Office '95)

WMF files exported from Origin 6.X can not be inserted into MS Word 7 (Office '95).

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ID Number:316

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:7/20/1999 1:54:13 PM

OLE instances of Origin in MS PowerPoint Greatly Enlarge Graph on Exit

OLE instances of Origin in MS PowerPoint Greatly Enlarge Graph on Exit

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ID Number:315

Item Category:OLE

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:7/20/1999 1:19:54 PM

LabTalk Script which Implements a User Interface to Set Default Template Path

This script provides an interface to set the default template path for the new project default worksheet, the Plot menu, the 2D Graphs and 2D Graphs Extended toolbar buttons, and the Open Template button on the Standard tool bar.

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ID Number:314

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:7/16/1999 9:48:54 AM

Automated plotting using the pClamp graph template

The Custom Routine button can be programmed to plot your data to the pCLAMP graph template in the exact same way the Plot button behaved on the pClamp worksheet.

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ID Number:308

Item Category:pCLAMP

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/13/1999 12:00:00 AM

Work Around to Update Plot after selecting Edit:Set as Begin/End in Worksheet

After setting the beginning and ending rows displayed in the worksheet, activate the graph window and then select the menu command Data:Reset to Full Range. This will update the range displayed in the graph window.

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ID Number:305

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:7/2/1999 11:10:52 AM

Dates in Excel and Origin

Dates in Excel do not use the same underlying mathematical system as in Origin. This is usually not a problem but it can somes cause differences in fitting results and when transferring data from one application to the other.

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ID Number:304

Item Category:Excel Workbooks

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:7/1/1999 2:32:27 PM

An Alternative Method for Creating an EPS File

EPS files created using the the Origin File:Export Page menu command may display incorrectly when imported into other applications. If this problem occurs, use an alternative method to create your EPS file in Origin.

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ID Number:303

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/30/1999 1:47:29 PM

Windows System DLLS - MFC42.DLL and MSVCRT.DLL

If you have installed and attempted to run Origin 6.0 and have received the following error: "The ordinal 6905 could not be located in the dynamic link library MFC42.DLL", you may need to replace two System *.DLLS. For more, click on the link provided.

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ID Number:302

Item Category:Installing

Material Type:Reference

Last Modified:6/29/1999 3:18:14 PM

Accessing pCLAMP Header Information with ABF Object Properties

After importing a pCLAMP data file (*.DAT or *.ABF) you can access many different header variables of the imported file using ABF object properties.

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ID Number:301

Item Category:Importing/Exporting

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/28/1999 3:46:02 PM

Setting Default Template Paths in Origin 6.X

The mechanism for saving default template paths has changed in Origin 6.X from previous versions of Origin. The File Locations tab in the Tools:Options dialog box no longer contains an entry for the default template path. However…

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ID Number:300

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/25/1999 3:37:03 PM

Worksheet gridlines not showing up in Origin 6.0

Learn how to make worksheet gridlines appear in Origin 6.0 if they come up missing.

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ID Number:296

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/23/1999 9:48:41 AM

Improve the Refresh Rate of Origin by Hiding Windows or by Viewing Fewer Windows

If you have a large number of visible windows in a project file and are experiencing a slowed refresh rate you can increase it by changing your View Windows setting or by Hiding Windows.

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ID Number:284

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/17/1999 3:18:31 PM

The Largest and Smallest Positive and Negative Real Numbers

The largest and smallest positive and negative Real Numbers are (+/- 1) X 10^(+/-290).

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ID Number:273

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:6/17/1999 2:18:23 PM

A General Introduction to Origin 6.X Limitations

A general introduction to Origin 6.X limitations.

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ID Number:259

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:6/17/1999 12:28:08 PM

Affect merging order by hiding and unhiding windows through Project Explorer

Hide and unhide graph windows through Project Explorer to change the order in which they appear on the Window menu and subsequently the order in which they appear (as layers) in a merged graph window.

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ID Number:258

Item Category:Project Explorer

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:6/14/1999 3:16:17 PM

Limit to the number of Characters in a For Loop in LabTalk Script

There is a known limit to the size of a LabTalk For Loop.

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ID Number:256

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Limitation

Last Modified:6/9/1999 4:57:50 PM

Printing an .EPS file

How to create an .EPS file in Origin 6.0

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ID Number:243

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/18/1999 2:01:26 PM

Script to calculate the factorial

LabTalk script to calculate factorials and return the value to the script window

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ID Number:241

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:3/11/1999 4:19:10 PM

Working with Data Labels

Attaching Data Labels to a Non-existent Axis Object

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ID Number:240

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/10/1999 11:03:22 AM

Box Chart Functionality Tip

Clarification of Box Chart interpolation calculations for Origin 5.0

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ID Number:238

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:3/3/1999 1:41:39 PM

Customizing a Ternary plot

Changing the Axis length in a Ternary plot

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ID Number:232

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:08:12 PM

Working with Data Labels

Attaching Data Labels to a Non-existent Axis Object

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ID Number:231

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:06:53 PM

Information on QC Charts in Origin

QC Chart Labels Do Not Adhere to All Published Standards

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ID Number:230

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Documentation Update

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:06:08 PM

Plotting negative values in Origin

Plotting negative values in a column or bar graph in Origin so that the direction of the negative columns or bars goes downward or to the left, respectively.

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ID Number:229

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:05:00 PM

Changing the rescale option for an axis in a graph

Set an axis in a graph to rescale manually through the Axis dialog box interface.

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ID Number:228

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:03:44 PM

‘YL’ and a ‘XB’ superimposed on my axis labels

If a graph is in 'Button Edit Mode', text labels such as the bottom X axis and left Y axis automatically display the associate label name (xb and yl, respectively). To disable this display, re-select Edit:Button Edit Mode.

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ID Number:227

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:02:27 PM

Customizing the symbols in a plot

Defining Color or Size of Symbols in a Graph

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ID Number:226

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 4:00:17 PM

Crop a data plot

Data appearing out of the area defined by the set of axes can be hidden from view by enabling the Clip Data to Frame feature.

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ID Number:225

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:58:39 PM

Plotting with multiple Y axes

How to Plot Two Datasets with Two Y Axes and One X Axis

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ID Number:224

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:57:02 PM

Working with Layers

Changing the Order of Layers After Merging

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ID Number:223

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:55:33 PM

Editing individual points in a data plot

Origin has the ability to edit individual columns or symbols in column, bar, scatter, and line and symbol plots

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ID Number:222

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:54:19 PM

Filling Curve Areas in a graph

How to use the Fill Area check box in a graph

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ID Number:220

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:50:54 PM

Arrange All Layers

The order in which Origin arranges layers

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ID Number:219

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:49:05 PM

Linked Layer data reading

Using the Data Reader tool with linked layers

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ID Number:218

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:47:42 PM

How to correctly show the Z axis labels in a 3d plot

3D Z Axis Label Does Not Always Display Correctly

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ID Number:217

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:46:30 PM

Polar Plot Y Axis and Tick Labels

Hiding the Y Axis and Tick Labels in a Polar Plot

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ID Number:216

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:45:35 PM

Dashed Lines in Page View Mode

Origin will not display certain dashed lines in Page View.

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ID Number:215

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:44:42 PM

How to adjust the Length of Minor Tick Labels Relative to Major Tick Labels

Adjust Minor Tick Length with Respect to Major Tick Length

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ID Number:214

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:43:28 PM

Grouped Data Plots

Basing plot attributes on another dataset

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ID Number:213

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:42:27 PM

ASCII Header and Graph Legends

How Origin uses ASCII header information in the graph legend

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ID Number:212

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:35:44 PM

How to Control Vector Magnitude

Specifying Vector Magnitude in Terms of Axis Units

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ID Number:211

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:31:13 PM

Tip for displaying lines around your graph

Displaying Opposite Lines (From the Axes) in a Graph Layer

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ID Number:209

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:28:54 PM

Using Text from Datasets as Tick Labels

Two options for displaying text from a column as tick labels

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ID Number:207

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/16/1999 3:26:47 PM

Converting datasets to base10

Convert a Hex Dataset to a Base10 Dataset

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ID Number:189

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:19:01 PM

Setting the printer from Origin

Set the Default Windows Printer From Within Origin

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ID Number:188

Item Category:Printing

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:18:00 PM

Replacing values in worksheets with other values

Replace Values Within a Range to be a Certain Value

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ID Number:187

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:15:54 PM

Replace High Values with Missing Values

How to replace values in the worksheet through script

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ID Number:186

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:14:43 PM

Fitting with Script

Polynomial Regression with LabTalk Script

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ID Number:185

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:09:17 PM

How to put a date stamp on a page

Name and Date stamp on a graph page

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ID Number:184

Item Category:Setting Preferences

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:07:15 PM

FFT through script

Forward FFT LabTalk Script Example

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ID Number:182

Item Category:Analysis

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:03:02 PM

Transpose worksheet through script

LabTalk Script to Transpose Rows to Columns

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ID Number:181

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 3:01:41 PM

Fitting with Script

Non-Linear Curve Fitting with LabTalk Scripts

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ID Number:180

Item Category:Fitting

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:58:22 PM

Computing with negative numbers

Origin Will Not Compute Odd Roots of Negative Numbers

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ID Number:179

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Bug

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:42:35 PM

Plotting with script

Using LabTalk to Plot Data From Worksheets in which the X Dataset is not Set as X

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ID Number:177

Item Category:Graph Windows

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:37:32 PM

Text formatting with script

Using Escape Sequences in Text Formatting

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ID Number:176

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:35:08 PM

Customizing the legend through script

How to show column names in the legend

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ID Number:175

Item Category:Programming Tip

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:33:30 PM

Replacing zero values with missing values

How to replace values with other values in a column

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ID Number:172

Item Category:Worksheet Windows / Datasets

Material Type:Tip

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:27:41 PM

How to remove windows from a project

Deleting graph windows from a project

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ID Number:171

Item Category:Projects

Material Type:Labtalk Script

Last Modified:2/12/1999 2:26:15 PM