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Create 3D stacked histograms with distribution curves.

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  • Purpose
    This app can be used to create 3D stacked histograms. You can:
    1. Customize binning for each dataset individually or use the same binning for all datasets.
    2. Specify whether to show a distribution curve. The following distribution types are supported:  
      Normal, Lognormal, Weibull, Exponential, Gamma, Laplace, Lorentz, Kernel Smooth, Poisson, and Binomial.
  • Installation
    Download the file 3D Stacked Histograms.opx, and then drag-and-drop onto the Origin workspace. An icon will appear in the Apps Gallery window.
  • Operation
    1. Select the desired data columns from worksheet.
    2. Click the icon in the Apps Gallery window.
    3. In the pop up dialog, customize the bin settings as needed.
    4. Select the distribution curve to be displayed.
    5. Click OK button to create 3D stacked histograms.


v1.1: Fixed issue of not working in new Origin version
v1.2: Fixed bug of X direction bar width issue
v1.3: Fixed bug for the wrong position of distribution curve in Origin 2020B

Reviews and Comments:
06/24/2022OriginLabHi Xiyue2019,
Have you ever read the instrutions in this help page?
Click the links of the curve type, you can check the detailed function defination.

06/23/2022Xiyue2019Thanks a lot for this helpful app! It save me on analysis of some in-situ data.

And one more stupid question, Is there any help files about showing distribution curves, it reffers to 9.6.2 The (Plot Details) Data Tab. I have read this, but didn't find some info about the opinion when I use this app. If there could be further detailed info about the Distribution curves type like Normal, Lognormal, Weibull, etc.. It would be much help for people who is not good at statistical math.


03/01/2021JacquelineheHi fernando.vazquez,
If you want to use relative frequency to plot the 3D Stacked Histograms, I suggest can use "Frequency Counts" tool to calculate the relative frequency, and then use the result to plot "XYY 3D Bar”. Also, you can set the “Z Direction Bar Width" to 0 in the "Plot Details" dialog.
If want to know more about the detail setting, please contact our support:

02/26/2021fernando.vazquezIs there any way to plot by the relative frequency instead of counts?

11/02/2018Hideo FujiiHi sajjadahmadfs, Once you install this (or any other) app, you see the icon in the "App Library". You can see it by "View: Apps" menu (or ALT+9 key stroke). --Hideo Fujii, OriginLab

11/02/2018sajjadahmadfsHi , installed 3D stacked histograms, but i dont know , where is the icon of this??

11/13/2016jijicai It is very useful for me. Thanks a lot!