SigmaPlot 14 New Features and Improvements
Known as the ‘Scientific Graphing Standard’, SigmaPlot 14 is the easy-to-use scientific graphing and statistical data analysis software package for scientists and engineers who need to create exact, publicationquality graphs that best communicates their research results for presentations, technical publications or the web. With advanced curve fitting, a vector-based programming language, macro capability and over 50 frequently use statistical tests, SigmaPlot has the analytical features necessary to extract the important information from your research data. Then with over 100 graph types and a user interface which allows detailed manipulation of every graph object you can create the exact graph to present your results.

SigmaPlot 14 has advisory statistical routines and enhances SigmaPlot into a complete statistical analysis and technical graphing suite. SigmaPlot’s award-winning interface and intuitive wizard technology guides users step-by-step through the graph creation and data analysis process. More than 300,000 researchers have used SigmaPlot because it provides the flexibility to create compelling graphs you simply can't get from a basic spreadsheet package. Users love the ability to interactively modify any small detail of the final graph to make it the perfect presentation of their data.

Below are some of the many new features in SigmaPlot Version 14:

New Graph Features

  • Arrows with solid arrowheads
  • Added a right mouse menu command for pasting copied graph primitives (arrow, box, etc.) on the page
  • A common operation on a graph is to zoom in, make a modification and then zoom out. A toggle was added, Ctrl+3, between your current zoom level and 100%.
  • Data sampling dropdown now shows the maximum number of rows in the column
  • Mini-toolbars for left mouse selection may be turned off
  • An Anti-aliasing button has been added to the Graph Page Tab, Format Group
  • Improved user interface for the Color Schemes dialog
  • The “Each Curve” option is automatically turned on when performing a linear regression on one plot
  • Additional Plot Regression Statistics
  • Improved access to result graphs following statistical analysis – obtained by right clicking either a statistical report or another result graph
  • The scatter matrix graph, used to display results of some statistical tests such as correlation, has increased support from 10 variables previously up to 40 variables
  • Graph Properties can now be obtained by right clicking a graph or plot
  • Renamed the Linear Regression command in the Graph Analysis group of the Analysis tab to Plot Regression
  • Text and special symbols options are now shown directly on the symbols dialog
  • The Graph Additions Group Name has been changed to Manage Plots
  • Multiple Result Graph Types May Now Be Simultaneously Selected from the Create Result Graph Dialog
  • The default appearance of all Result Graphs has been improved
  • Added TIFF gray scale export option for graphs and graph pages
  • A Page Templates button has been added to the Format group of the Graph Page ribbon tab

New Worksheet Features

  • Sorting data in the worksheet now supports multiple key columns
  • Coefficient of Variation and 90% Confidence Interval added to Column Statistics
  • Formatted text can now be used in statistical analyses
  • Custom Column Statistics Items and Order May Now be Specified
  • Statistical procedures may now use data from over 4000 worksheet columns

New Analysis Features

  • The One-Way Frequency Tables method has been added
  • The unpaired (aka 2-independent samples) t-test has been enhanced to provide options to test the equality of the populations means of the two groups without assuming equal variances (Welch’s t-test)
  • Ctrl-A now selects all program lines in user defined transforms
  • More nonlinear regression application examples have been added that can now be accessed from the Help menu
  • Improvements to the transforms examples that can now be accessed from the Help menu
  • Improvements to some ape (automatic parameter estimate) functions in the Transform Language
  • The number of groups for computing dummy variables has been extended from 100 to 1000
  • Increased the maximum character length of labels in statistical tables from 30 to 255
  • Error Message and Partial Save Nonlinear Regression Improvements
  • The User-Defined Transform and Regression Dialogs are Now Resizable and can be Saved
  • Improved User Interface for the Quick Transforms dialog

New Miscellaneous Features

  • Unicode is now supported
  • Automatic Updating is available within SigmaPlot to get the latest updates to features
  • User settings are now preserved for new versions of SigmaPlot
  • Added new ribbon layouts for different types of workflows
  • The Export button is also on the Main button
  • New Macro Method for Exporting any Graph Page Selection
  • Added a Save All command to the Main Button
  • Two New Macros Using Indexed Data for Graphing
  • Sample Data Sets Available from Help
  • New Macro Automation Method to Determine a Worksheet Column Length
  • Added File Import and Import Database to the Main Button panel for more visible access
  • Data Can Now be Extracted from a Result Graph

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