OriginLab has announced the release of Origin 8.5.1 and OriginPro 8.5.1. Improvements to previous versions include two new data analysis Gadgets, namely Cluster Gadget and Quick Peaks Gadget, and a versatile tool for reconstructing a graph from a scanned image. Originally introduced in Origin 8.5, Gadgets provide an intuitive interface for performing dynamic data analysis on a selected region of data. The Quick Peaks Gadget allows the user to define and subtract a baseline from spectra and identify peak locations within a region of interest. Support is provided to output over 15 peak parameters, including peak location in x/y, area, and centroid. Available in OriginPro, a ‘Fit Peaks’ context menu allows users to fit the identified peaks by selecting from more than 20 built-in peak functions, or a user-defined peak function.
Previously a downloadable tool on the OriginLab website, the Digitizer has integrated into Origin as a floating dialog-based tool that enables users to import a scanned image of a graph, and then manually create representative datasets from the image. OriginPro adopts all new Origin features and adds new ability to fit multiple peaks to surface data using Origin’s NLFit dialog. Peaks can be detected using one of many methods, and users can select from built-in 2D peak functions to fit their data. The fitting process can be further controlled by sharing parameters and setting bounds and constraints.