5 What's New in Origin 2021b

Origin 2021b New Feature Highlights

Visit www.originlab.com For Origin 2021b Feature Highlights, including a Highlights video.

Top Features

  • New Plot Highlight Mode: Hover on a plot to fade other plots in the same layer. Page-level Mini Toolbar button to toggle mode on or off.
  • Data Slicer for Filtered Data Plots: A panel can be added to plots of filtered worksheet data, allowing in-plot control of filter conditions.
  • Image Window: A new child window type specifically for viewing of image stacks and video files.
  • Matrix Image Stack: New tools for region-of-interest or pixel-level analyses of stacked matrices.
  • Improved Import and Tools for Working with NetCDF Climate Data: New Import Options specifically for import, and analysis and graphic display of climate data.
  • Map Data for Easy Plotting: Easily add state boundaries to maps of the world, the Continental US, etc, including by import of shapefiles.
  • New Book Browser: Organize and manage your add-on or custom workbook and matrix templates.
  • Mini Toolbars for 3D Graphs: Edit common 3D plot types without having to open Plot Details or the Axis Dialog.
  • Intellisense Code Completion in the Python Console and Set Values dialog: Automatic code completion when working with Python.
  • Updated Graph Template Library: Organize and manage your add-on or custom graph templates.

By Category

The Origin Interface

Origin File Types

Import Data




Customizing Graphs

Graphical Exploration of Data


Data Analysis

Handle Repetitive Tasks

Publishing and Export


New Apps for Origin 2021b

  • MANOVA OriginPro Symbol.png
  • Polar Heatmap with Dendrogram OriginPro Symbol.png
  • Rectangle and Ellipse Profile
  • Common Bar Width
  • Export Multiple Worksheets
  • Constants Database
  • Probit Analysis OriginPro Symbol.png
  • ANOVA from Summary Data OriginPro Symbol.png
  • Determine Optimal Cluster Number OriginPro Symbol.png
  • Empirical Mode Decomposition OriginPro Symbol.png
  • 1D Statistical Parametric Mapping OriginPro Symbol.png
  • Polar Contour Profile

To find out more about Origin Apps, including where you can get the free add-on Apps listed above, see the Apps for Origin chapter of this User Guide.