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.
- 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
- 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:
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.