How to Create Subplots in Origin
Subplots can be a useful way to display data clearly. In this post I show you how to use Origin to plot data as subplots.
This guide was made using Origin 8, but I imagine something similar should work with other origin versions.
Plot Your Multiple Data Sets
We begin by plotting our multiple data sets on a single axis. In this example I’m simply plotting the sine, cosine and tangent of an angle.
As you can see, it’s a bit messy. Definitely a candidate for converting into subplots.
Extract to Layers
With your data displayed on the same plot, select this graph and find the “Extract to Layers” button on your toolbar:
If you like, you can leave things here: this is definitely much clearer than plotting all three curves on the same axes.
Tidy Up Your Subplots
The default subplot output doesn’t look too bad, but I prefered to make some adjustments: