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What is Origin

From Wikipedia:

Origin is a proprietary computer program for interactive scientific graphing and data analysis. It has inspired several platform-independent open-source clones like SciDAVis. Graphing support in Origin includes various 2D/3D plot types. Data analyses in Origin include statistics, signal processing, curve fitting and peak analysis. Origin's curve fitting is performed by a nonlinear least squares fitter which is based on the Levenberg–Marquardt algorithm. Origin imports data files in various formats such as ASCII text, Excel, NI TDM, DIADem, NetCDF, SPC, etc. It also exports the graph to various image file formats such as JPEG, GIF, EPS, TIFF, etc. There is also a built-in query tool for accessing database data via ADO.

Supported Operating Systems

Win10-logo.png Origin is only available for 64-bit Windows. Mac and Linux users will need to install Windows first.

VPN requirement

Vpn-yes.png Connection to campus VPN is required to license Origin.

How to Obtain Origin (faculty/staff/students)

You can download the software files and obtain the serial number by following this link: https://ua-app01.ua.edu/software/public/origin/showTerms The serial number will be entered during installation. Users must be connected to the UA network to run Origin. Users may borrow a license to use off of the UA network for up to six days. Instructions for obtaining that license are available through the download link.