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Origin Pro by OriginLab Corporation

What is it? Origin Pro is graphing and data analysis software that provides a comprehensive solution for scientists and engineers who need to analyze, graph and professionally present data. Origin Pro’s point-and-click interface allows you to start using it quickly, yet its wide range of advanced features provides for your growing needs.

What can I use it for? Students, faculty, and staff can use Origin for university-related academic or administrative purposes. Use that benefits outside organizations requires the purchase of a commercial license.

Where can I run it? For UTK, Origin Pro is available on Apps@UT and the computers in the OIT public computer labs. The simultaneous user limit for Origin Pro is ten.

How can I learn it? Origin’s online documentation  at is an excellent source of information including the User Guide, Tutorials, Quick Help on specific topics, programming examples and reference information. The Video Tutorials page has many great Origin software videos. Plus, OriginLab provides free, live training webinars that teach you how to perform various tasks in Origin Pro.

Where can I get support? For UTK, OIT offers Minimal Support for Origin Pro. Free technical support from Originlab is included with UTK’s Maintenance Package. OriginLab provides four ways for you to contact their technical support representatives: (1) call 800-969-7720 and select Option 6, Monday through Friday from 8:30AM to 6PM EST; (2) use the Online Chat option available through the company website; (3) send email to their tech support email address or (4) select Support on the main web page for links to the additional support resources, such as the Technical Support FAQ, the User Forums and the File Exchange that provides a venue for sharing files and custom applications with other users.

Updated 6/22/2016

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