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    Any good alternative to Origin

    As title, any good alternative that you find to be user-friendly and can work much like Origin?

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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    not sure how "user friendly" you can consider it to be, but R has a very sophisticated data graphing capability.
    http://www.r-project.org/

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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Any good tutorials to start off with for R-Project?

    I had seen alot about it but haven't have a chance to try it out.

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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by in_flu_ence View Post
    Any good tutorials to start off with for R-Project?

    I had seen alot about it but haven't have a chance to try it out.
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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by in_flu_ence View Post
    Any good tutorials to start off with for R-Project?

    I had seen alot about it but haven't have a chance to try it out.
    tons of them! :)
    here are a couple of links to get you started:
    http://cran.r-project.org/manuals.html
    http://cran.r-project.org/other-docs.html

    the "introduction to R" is a good starting point (find it in the first link)

    from the second like, you might like:
    “Statistical Computing and Graphics Course Notes” by Frank E. Harrell (since you are looking at graphing stuff)
    and if you are looking to do any kind of econometric analysis, then check out
    “Econometrics in R” by Grant Farnsworth

    and when you are looking for any kind of specific help with a problem, the r-project mailing list is very responsive and filled with really knowledgeable people.

    good luck!

    edit: all of these are free PDFs. but if you find that these just aren't enough, then you could of course also spring for the actual books, as posted by akniss, above. :)
    Last edited by nanotube; April 9th, 2007 at 12:00 AM. Reason: note the free-ness.

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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Does R be able to extract data from an excel/OOo spreadsheet and process the data from there on?

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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Quote Originally Posted by in_flu_ence View Post
    Does R be able to extract data from an excel/OOo spreadsheet and process the data from there on?
    R documentation about import/export:
    http://cran.r-project.org/doc/manuals/R-data.html

    I find its easiest to save the gnumeric or excel files as .csv, then use the read.csv() function in R.

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    read.csv('filename.csv', header=T)
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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    thanks. blame on my laziness for not reading that first

    Let me try it out and pull some hair before i ask some other questions.

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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Take a look at labplot: http://labplot.sourceforge.net/
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    Re: Any good alternative to Origin

    Qtiplot is also good, sort of like Origin, and it will import Origin files. I think that Qtiplot and Labplot interfere with each other if both are installed:
    http://soft.proindependent.com/qtiplot.html

    Grace has been around, but I haven't really used it:
    http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace/

    I know there are some others.

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