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07-15-10, 08:39 PM
If you wish to have your data presented professionally, please let me know. I work with Origin, one of the most widely used software for data analysis/graphs in science. I'm sure your data is going to be nothing more than points with error bars (if you have made many measurements) which I can handle in about 5 minutes. The graphs look professional and perhaps we can do something that none of the other websites do, i.e get more out of the data.
Just let me know...
I like this idea. I have Origin, but could never be bothered figuring out to use it :D
Alternatively, we could set up a standard graph style for Excel.
07-16-10, 09:23 AM
Excel is o.k, but the graphing options and features are much better in Origin (David, give it a go...very clean and good looking). There is a lot you do in terms of scaling/changing axis parameters etc. It is simpler to work with as well. :)
Also, if we have storage space, we can convert the articles to pdf. I do have the latest Adobe stuff (free from my uni) that can convert a webpage to pdf or I can get something done in LaTex?
I've attached samples to this post. The pdf is scratchwork from my work log done in LateX and exported to pdf, all graphs are made with Origin8.1. It looks a bit ugly because it is raw data (not filtered).
08-08-10, 12:50 PM
Thanks for the offer SN....I might take you up on this soon for a trial run. :)
08-10-10, 11:49 AM
Which one do you like between these two? (Bar v/s scatter). I can tweak everything else (scale , axis etc). If you have the raw data, I can extract the error bars as well. This will determine height of the colors on the column plot and I can also add it to the scatter plot.
08-10-10, 04:27 PM
Two more styles:
08-10-10, 04:32 PM
I like the first, it's very easy to read and compare....but it's still not as pretty as what I did in Excel :p
08-11-10, 09:34 AM
True. Excel has 3D tints etc that look fancy, but this is what people use in scientific publication. Personal preference I suppose. :) I just prefer simple graphs.
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