27.6.5 Stack Graph

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Data Requirements

Select at least one Y column (or a range from at least one Y column). Ideally, select at least two Y columns (or a range of at least two Y columns). If there is an associated X column, X column supplies X values; otherwise, sampling interval of the Y column or row number is used.

Creating the Graph

Select required data.

Select Plot > 2D : Multi-Panel: Stack....


Click the Stack button on the 2D Graphs toolbar.

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Origin opens the plotstack dialog box.

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Customize the options in the dialog and then click OK to create the plot.


STACK.OTP (installed to the Origin program folder).


  1. The X-Function plotstack is used when plotting this stacked graph.
  2. Each data plot displays in its own layer by default. You can also specify the number of plots in each layer. The layers are stacked in one column. The leftmost selected data set in the worksheet displays in the lower graph layer (layer 1). The data set to the right of the leftmost data set in the worksheet displays in layer 2, etc. Each child layer is linked to layer 1. Additionally, the X axis in each child layer has a straight one-to-one link with the X axis in layer 1. The axis titles display the associated worksheet column names.