What's New in OriginPro 2020b and Origin 2020b

OriginPro and Origin 2020b offer the following new features::

New Mini Toolbars for Worksheets and Matrixsheets

  • Quick access to common operations on cell, column, row and worksheet
  • Toggle display of cell formula, categorical index, column list view, or worksheet organizer
  • Toggle matrix view, image slider, or X/Y coordinates
  • Mask selected data range or copy to paste into a graph
  • Customize Mini Toolbars by adding/removing buttons

Mini Toolbar Additions for Graphs

New Mini toolbar buttons have been added for graphs in OriginPro and Origin 2020b:

  • Fit page to layers, and window view toggle
  • Show, hide, add plots in layer, and rescale to show all
  • Add Statistics Reference Lines for plots in layer
  • Wrap Text button for label, legend, axis title and tick labels
  • More axis break customizations such as style, length, etc.
  • More buttons for plot types, such as fill area for area plot
  • Single point and single label customization
  • Graphic object and multi-object customization
  • More options in Mini Axis dialogs
  • Customize Mini Toolbars by adding or removing buttons

Browser Graph for Multichannel Data Exploration

OriginPro and Origin 2020b introduce a set of Browser Graph templates that allow for quick and easy exploration of multi-column data:

  • Allow quick selection of columns to plot, such as by picking every Nth column
  • Choice of line and histogram plots
  • Interactively turn selected plots on/off to explore
  • Sort plots using any metadata value
  • Options to add data from current sheet or other sheets or books

Data Connector Improvements

Several additons and improvements have been implemented for Data Connectors in OriginPro and Origin 2020b:

  • Data Navigator panel added to worksheet to view and change subset of data to be imported, for instance when importing multi-sheet Excel files
  • Improvements to CSV Connector for auto-detecting date/time and data blocks
  • New Database Connector dialog allows use of connection string, an existing ODBC datasource, a custom ODBC connection w/o datasource or an OLE DB connection.
  • Improved MATLAB™, HDF and NetCDF Data Connectors
  • Several new connectors for other file formats (Please see section "Apps")

Improved Graph Customization

In OriginPro and Origin 2020b, several new options and improvements have been added for graph customization:

  • Copy data for plotting Mini Toolbar button
  • Wrap Text in Legend, Axis Title, Text Labels
  • Curve Tool for creating editable freehand curved objects
  • Droplines at specified points only
  • Connected line, symbol and dropline in 2D and 3D column/bar plot
  • Data Highlighting in 3D graph
  • Box chart improvements
  • Middle level control in 3-color mixing of Colormap
  • Reverse plots in layer in Object Manager
  • More axis break styles
  • Skew Plots with adjusted Angles between Axes
  • Symmetrical Positive and Negative Log Scale
OriginPro 2020b: Three color mixing for colormaps with specific middle position value Three color mixing for colormaps with specific middle position value
OriginPro 2020b: Add drop lines at specific index or x values Add drop lines at specific index or x values
OriginPro 2020b: Positive and Negative Symmetrical Log Scale Positive and Negative Symmetrical Log Scale
OriginPro 2020b: Multiple options for axis break in Mini Toolbar Multiple options for axis break in Mini Toolbar

New Graph Types

The following new graph types have been added in OriginPro and Origin 2020b:

  • Bland-Altman Plot
  • Beeswarm Plot
  • Radial Lines and Bars
  • Bullet Chart: Vertical, Horizontal and Normalized
  • Streamline Plot
  • 3D XYY "Side by Side" Bar Chart
OriginPro 2020b: Bland-Altman Plot Bland-Altman Plot
OriginPro 2020b: Beeswarm Plot Beeswarm Plot
OriginPro 2020b: Radial Bar Chart Radial Bar Chart
OriginPro 2020b: Stacked Radial Bar Chart, also known as Nightingale Rose Chart, or Coxcomb Chart. Stacked Radial Bar Chart, also known as Nightingale Rose Chart, or Coxcomb Chart.
OriginPro 2020b: Stacked Radial Line Plot Stacked Radial Line Plot
OriginPro 2020b: Bullet Chart Bullet Chart
OriginPro 2020b: Normalized Bullet Chart Normalized Bullet Chart
OriginPro 2020b: Streamline Plot Streamline Plot
OriginPro 2020b: 3D Side by Side Bars 3D Side by Side Bars

Correlation Plot

The new Correlation Plot App introduced in OriginPro and Origin 2020b allows several variations to display correlation coefficients:

  • Scatter vs. Heatmap vs Ellipse
  • Upper vs Lower Triangular vs Square configuration
  • Flexible Labels:
    • Significance Mark
    • Insignificant Mark
    • Correlation Coefficient
    • p Value
OriginPro 2020b: Correlation Scatter Plot Correlation Scatter Plot
OriginPro 2020b: Correlation Upper Triangular Plot Correlation Upper Triangular Plot
OriginPro 2020b: Correlation Lower Triangular Plot Correlation Lower Triangular Plot

New Apps

OriginPro 2020b: Neue Apps

The following new Apps are available with OriginPro and Origin 2020b. Several Data Connector Apps that are shipped with the product have also been improved and updated.

  • 3D Antenna Radiation Pattern PRO
  • BioLogic Connector
  • Canonical Correlation Analysis PRO
  • Correlation Plot PRO
  • Direct Linear Transformation PRO
  • Fit Adsorption Isotherm PRO
  • Linear Mixed Effects Model PRO
  • Linear Regression with Marginal Distribution PRO
  • MDF4 Connector
  • MetroPro Connector
  • Minitab Connector
  • Modified Short-Time Fourier Transform PRO
  • NetCDF Connector
  • Nonmetric Multidimensional Scaling PRO
  • Standard Curve Analysis PRO
  • SVM Classification PRO
  • X-Ray Diffraction Analysis PRO
  • Zoomed Inset Plus
OriginPro 2020b: New Apps

Other Features


  • Better display of cell contents
  • Allow up to 799 characters in Text cell (increased from 252 in previous versions)
  • File: Project Properties dialog to save decimal separator info. in project file
  • Change X or Y of plot to column from other worksheet
  • Easy way to go to corresponding graph from result sheet
  • Allow MATLAB Console to connect to already running instance of MATLAB
  • Copy entire hierarchical sheet as HTML
  • Copy EMF image in cell and paste into other applications

Data Manipulation

  • Text2Cols X-Function to Split Text Cell with separator to Columns
  • Remove/Combine Duplicated Rows with multiple reference columns and duplication tolerance
  • Split worksheet by reference column value change, direction change and direction reset
  • Output Data source in Append worksheets result
  • Join Worksheet by Column and Label improvements
  • Shrink matrix with more statistics
  • Speed up unstacking columns


  • Peak Analyzer improvements such as filter peaks by script, sort peaks in peak properties sheet, etc.
  • Batch PA improvements such as faster speed, recalculation option, sort peaks, better message when fit fails, etc.
  • Output Gadget results to source data workbook
  • Multiple Dataset Identifier in analysis result
  • Reprocess and Update button on Batch Processing summary sheet
  • Add EC90 and EC10 output for built-in functions and Sigmoidal gadget
  • Statsxy X-Function to get statistics by binning
  • Mean Comparison in 3 Nonparametric analysis tools
  • Sem() function to calculate standard error of dataset