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Multi plot in Origin 9

Multi plot in Origin 9

In this post, the methodology to plot multi plots in Origin will be discussed. Origin is a computing platform to interactively plot and analyse data, and is produced by OriginLab. This is one of the most invaluable and necessary tool for scientific data analysis and plotting.

The debate between Matlab plot and Origin plot depends on the user and I will leave it  for open discussion. All that can be said is both the programs are equally good, and depending on the problem statement one can use either of the tool.

In this post, the process of plotting multiple plots will be discussed using different set of data.

Origin offers multiple way of doing this and some are shown below:

  • Trivial way

In this, the selected data can be arranged in adjacent columns, and using the plot function in  the toolbar, the data is plotted as shown.

Simple way of plotting using adjacent coloumns

Simple way of plotting using adjacent coloumns

  • Stack by offsets

In this plotting technique, the data are stacked using y-offsets. It can be plotted using the Plot-Multi plot-Stack by y offset. An example figure is shown below

Stacking by y-offset

Stacking by y-offset

  • Multi-stack plot

This is by far the most important form of multiple stack plot in which each of the data columns are plotted in individual cells and are stacked on top of the other.  An example is shown below:

Multiple Stack plot

Multiple Stack plot

 

There are multiple other ways to perform multi-plots. These options can be found in the Plot function in the toolbar, and the reader can try the various functions.

An evaluation version of Origin can be found here.