How to Use this Document
This document introduces prospective users to SigmaPlot for Windows, which currently runs under Windows XP/Vista/7. Those who do not own a personal copy of SigmaPlot for Windows may access the software from various UITS Student Technology Centers at IU. Vendor-supplied documents are available for reference at the Swain Hall, Business/SPEA and Education Libraries' Reserve Collections, IUPUI University Library, and at UITS Research Analytics (formerly the Stat/Math Center). Faculty members who are interested in arranging introductory workshops for their classes in using SigmaPlot for Windows may contact the UITS IT Training & Education Program. Contact Research Analytics, if you are a faculty or a staff, and interested in leasing SigmaPlot for Windows at an educational discount.
What is SigmaPlot?
SigmaPlot for Windows is a technical graphing program designed for the Windows Platform. It can be used effectively to produce all types of graphs and charts, including a nonlinear curve fitter, worksheets that accommodate large data sets and summary statistics. It has what it calls a mathematical transform language that allows you to manipulate and analyze data.
SigmaPlot enables you to create graphs quickly. It has easy-to-read icons on the Graph Toolbar and the interactive Graph Wizard, which prompts you for every step of graph creation. Youfll be able to customize the graph detail by double-clicking on any graph element and the Graph Properties dialog box shows you how to specify different colors, sizes and symbols, and much more. SigmaPlot graphs can be copied and pasted to any open page, report, or into any other Windows application that supports pictures (e.g. Word, PowerPoint). SigmaPlot also seamlessly merges with Excel. You can use the power of Excel inside SigmaPlot, and SigmaPlot offers instant access from Excel.
Hardware and Software Requirements
The minimum hardware and software requirements for SigmaPlot for Windows are:
- Windows XP, Vista, 7
- 1 GHz 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) Processor
- 1 GB of System Memory
- 100 MB of Available Hard Disk Space
- CD-ROM Drive
- 800x600 SVGA/256 Color Display or better
- Internet Explorer Version 6 or better
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