ReleaseNotes:New Features and Changes in 8.6 SR0
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** Convert between binary number and decimal. Excel has many these functions, for example, Dec2hex(i, n), Dec2hex(100, 4)=0064. These functions may be very useful for some fields.  ** Convert between binary number and decimal. Excel has many these functions, for example, Dec2hex(i, n), Dec2hex(100, 4)=0064. These functions may be very useful for some fields.  
** Convert units. Excel provides a function to convert units. This simple function may be very useful. It has the form: Convert(x, strUnit1, strUnit2). For example Convert(25, "C", "F")=77 to convert Celsius degrees to Fahrenheit.  ** Convert units. Excel provides a function to convert units. This simple function may be very useful. It has the form: Convert(x, strUnit1, strUnit2). For example Convert(25, "C", "F")=77 to convert Celsius degrees to Fahrenheit.  
  *  +  * Statistics 
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** Confidence(alpha, std, size) Return the confidence interval for a population mean.  ** Confidence(alpha, std, size) Return the confidence interval for a population mean.  
** Skew(vX), Kurt(vX) Return the skewness and kurtosis of data. Origin supports it in Stats on Columns  ** Skew(vX), Kurt(vX) Return the skewness and kurtosis of data. Origin supports it in Stats on Columns  
  *  +  * Math 
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** Combine(n1, n2) Return the number of combinations for a given number of items. e.g. combine(4, 2)=6.  ** Combine(n1, n2) Return the number of combinations for a given number of items. e.g. combine(4, 2)=6.  
** fact(n) Return the factorial of a number. e.g. fact(3)=3*2*1=6  ** fact(n) Return the factorial of a number. e.g. fact(3)=3*2*1=6 
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Contents 
Key New Features in Origin 8.6
 Native 64 bit Application as well as 32 bit
 PCA and Cluster analysis (Pro)
 Spider/Radar chart
 New Tool to drag data plot to change axis scale
 Autohide Project Explorer window
 Vertical Cursor and other new gadgets
 Parametric function plot
 Fitting with integral
 Worksheet Navigation dialog
 File Import menu customization dialog
Other Features that we can consider to swap with above
 Specify Data Range by X values in analysis tools
 Apply analysis to other plots in a graph, or other columns in worksheet
 Raw and Index data support for more statistics tools
 Access to Histogram Probability Density distribution curves
 Column Statistics output to a flat sheet for easy plotting
64 Bit Support
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3185 

Gadgets
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3106  Vertical Cursor  This gadget is used to read the X and Y coordinate values for the the data points on the stacked panel plots crossed by the vertical cursor. 
ORG2462  Quick Sigmoidal Fit  This gadget allows user to use nonlinear regression with a sigmoidal function to fit the selected dataset on graph. It is an adaptation of Fit Sigmoidal tool in Origin 7.5, but with more advanced controls. 
ORG1667  Curve Intersection Gadget  This gadget is used to calculate the intersection points of the input curves in the ROI box. 
ORG2298  Improvements in Integration Gadget 

ORG3896  Calculate Standard Error for Derived Parameters in Quick Fit and Quick Sigmoidal Fit  Standard Error for Derived Parameters are calculated and shown in report. 
Graphing
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG382  Radar Chart  Radar Chart is also known as Spider Chart, Star Chart. 
ORG1947  Parametric Function Plot  Origin can plot 2D Function plot, 2D Parametric Function Plot and 3D Function Plot.

ORG3338  Improvements in Add Error Bars dialog 

ORG3134  New rescale tool to drag the plot and update the axis range.  New Rescaling button is added on Tools toolbar.

ORG2576  A system variable @LCA is added to control the shape of the Tick Marks  The major and minor tick markes were rounded at their ends and have no sharp edges. Users may want the tick marks as squaredoff rectangular bars. @LCA is added. 0  Round (default), 1  Square, 2  Flat. 
ORG3734  Show Fill Area information in legend for Line plot  Legend of line plot didn't show fill area information in the old versions. 
ORG1830  Arbitrary Line Profile  Support Arbitrary line profile in Image Profile 
Curve Fitting
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3327  Fitting with Integral 

ORG2740  NLFit: Independent Fit Improvements 

ORG2740  NLFit: Columns on Parameters/Bounds tab are draggable to change column orders  User may want certain columns to be together. Drag is supported. 
ORG2097  NLFit: Calculate Standard Error for Derived Parameters  Standard Error for Derived Parameters are calculated too and show in result sheet. 
ORG3140  Bring back Linear Fit with X Error  It's hidden in 8.5.1 since the result isn't accurate for some datasets.

ORG738, ORG2156, ORG3499, ORG1750  Specify X Data range's From and To by X values  User could only specify X range by row numbers in the past.

ORG126  Speed improvements on LabTalk Script Based Fitting Function  In 8.5.1, using LT based fitting function is slow. Improved in 8.6. 
Peak Analyzer
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG2550  Create report sheet with NA in summary table even if no peak is found.  Peak Analyzer(PA) didn't generate report if no peak was found. Then when doing batch procesing with PA on multiple datasets, no report will be given if no peaks are found in some datasets. It's nice to give the report with NA for those peaks not found. 
ORG3052  Add more baseline and peak finding methods to match those in Quick Peaks gadget  We have added some new capability such as "min and max" baseline etc to Quick Peaks Gadget. We added them to PA as well. 
Statistics
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG2697  Principal Component Analysis  OriginPro only feature 
ORG2699, ORG2700  Hierarchical, KMeans Cluster Analysis  OriginPro only feature 
ORG2698  Discriminant, Canonical Discriminant Analysis  OriginPro only feature 
ORG3228  More Normality Tests  OriginPro only feature 
ORG2427  Output Statistics on Columns quantities to a flat worksheet 

ORG3133  Further Improvement of ROC Curve 

ORG1556  Support Raw and Indexed data form in Frequency Counts and Discrete Frequency 

ORG3103  Support Raw and Indexed data form in all Nonparametric Tests  
ORG3688  Distribution Curve Improvements for Histogram and Frequency Counts. 

Import and Export
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG1344  Auto adjust column width after importing  This control is hidden in GUI. After importing data, Origin will auto adjust column width so that user can see the data contents. 
ORG1739  Using negative value to Trim from right size of the File Name 

ORG2642  Import File Structure Framework 

Import Wizard Improvements
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3571  Save <last used> filter when import wizard is used 

ORG3181  Filter dropdown list to exclude unnecessary variables  Variables are extracted by Specify delimiter and wizard scans for variable names and values option in Import wizard, there are many unnecessary L1V1, L1V2, etc. variables extracted by delimitor of each line. Filter dropdown list is added on Header Variables page so user can exclude such variables. 
ORG2376  New option Start new hidden workbook in Nonnumeric data in a numeric field dropdown list  On Data Columns, add Start new hidden workbook option for Nonnumeric data in a numeric field dropdown list. This also applies to Import ASCII dialog. 
ORG2990  Improvements on Space Delimitor  This also applies to Import ASCII dialog.

Excel
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3008  Import and open XLSM file (Excel with Macro)  Excel 2010 now has different .xlsm extension to identify macroenabled files. 
Worksheet
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3616  Navigate worksheets dialog  Navigate... context menu is added when right clicking on sheet tab. A dialog opens for user to.

ORG3794  Add comments to a sheet 

ORG2574  Worksheet: Split Worksheet... menu  Split a worksheet into multiple worksheets by

ORG3180  Support Hide/Unhide context menu for label rows in worksheet 

ORG4312  Add "Prefer Long Name" checkbox in Set Column Values dialog  The checkbox shows under Col(A) menu in Set Column Values dialog. If it's checked, when inserting columns in formula, long name will be used. Otherwise, it will use short name in formula. 
ORG26  Add more functions in F(X) of Set Column/Matrix Values dialog. 

ORG4029  Open Set Column/Matrix Values dialog from Column/Matrix Properties dialog and vice versa. 

ORG2513  Support modify properties of multiple embedded graphs together  wcellgraph xfunction is added.

Matrix
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3296  Matrix: Set Values dialog: List independent variable names in Function: Variables and Constants: submenu  User can find what are the independent variables to use to Set Matrix values. 
Programming
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG431  64 bit NAG C Library, Mark 9 support  Update NAG library to 64bit and Mark 9 
ORG3337  Make XFunction TwoDBinning be script accessible  It's only accessible from GUI before 8.6. 
ORG2877  Improve Plotxy for creating graph from custom templates  The following works:
plotxy (?,1:end) o:=[<new template:=myTest>] p:=230 but the symbol size argument's default of 9 will override what is saved in the template. So size:=1 is added to support using template's symbol size to plot graph. 
ORG3579  Integral function is renamed to Integrate  Under F(X):Math: menu in Set Column Values dialog, Integral function is renamed to Integrate. 
ORG3558  Add more PDF functions to LabTalk to match those in Histogram Distribution Curves.  They also accessible from Set Column Values dialog. Functions added are:

ORG3572  Labtalk function should support default argument type to be double  So following two syntaxes are equal.

ORG3065  LT access to Short Name for row index  Letter "G" is reserved to denote Short Name when accessing row index. E.g. the following code can set/get first column's short name.

ORG2915  Wildcard is supported in LT command delete vs  Delete vs deletes the specified global/project string variable. Now suorts wildcard. 
ORG741  Using X to define range in XYRange  XYRange dr; dr.Add("X", "[book1]sheet1!A[x1.5:2.5]"); dr.Add("Y", "[book1]sheet1!B[x1.5:2.5]"); 
ORG3724  The default value of type.redirection is changed to 32768 from 5. 
Productivity
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG2858  Batch Analysis on all plots in graph  After user does an analysis on one plot in graph, a lock is created in the graph. User can click the lock icon and choose Repeat this analysis to All Plots context menu to do batch analysis. 
ORG2741  Batch Process on columns in worksheet  After user does an analysis on column in worksheet, a lock is created in result column or results sheet. User can click the lock icon and choose Repeat this analysis to All Y Columns context menu to do batch analysis. 
ORG2768  Tools: System Variables... menu.  Customize system variables and save them as default settings. 
Origin GUI
JIRA  Summary  Details 

ORG3387  Redesign of File: New: submenus and dialogs 

ORG3395  Customize File: Import: menu  User can specify what import types and import themes to show in File: Import:Customize menu. 
ORG3691  Autohide dockable windows 

ORG3724  A new message window to place analysis output info. 

ORG3512  System Path tab in Tools: Options dialog 

ORG4135  Set Origin startup window size  ShowState in [Config] section of Origin.ini file
