Graphics Readers’ Choice — Gold Award: Origin
Origin is an analysis package that offers a suite of data analysis and custom utility development tools. It features the C language and elements of the Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG) function library. The software allows researchers to program useful routines in a familiar language, including simulation, data file processing and special functions. The Import Wizard assists in importing ASCII or binary files into a worksheet or graph window. Built-in or user-defined formatting details, or themes, change the look of graphs for multiple publications. In addition, the AutoUpdate function within the Set Column Values dialog allows users to easily perform repeated data set calculations.