Re: Alternative to Microcal Origin?
Bruno Buys wrote:
Is there any free software alternative to Origin, the chart plotting
software, with deb packages? I´m looking for suggestions, and trying to
figure which one people seem to like more.
I switched from Origin to gnuplot and never regretted it. It's a bit
difficult to learn at the beginning, but IMHO much more powerful in the
end. Another advantage is that it is easy to semi-automate repetitive
data analysis and include useful tricks from the command line. If you
save your gnuplot file it's easy to track down (and archive) how the
data were treated exactly.
Of course having a proprietary file format, Origin should never be used
for scientific applications (where you want to archive your data and
xmgrace is gui like Origin, ie. faster to learn, but in the end probably
not as good at archiving and/or automating your evaluations.