Professional drawing, plotting, and printing
Create drawings and plots in a powerful drawing editor, draw at various zoom factors, using a wide choice of drawing tools and commands:
- Drawing documents with multiple pages, and multiple graphs
- Graphs with multiple styles, and several axes—all of them fully customizable.
- Plot types: functions, scatter plots, bar charts, skyline, boxplots, contour plots, and color plots.
- Freely editable axis styles, grids, and labels. Axes can have linear, logarithmic, probability, and 1/x scaling. Inverted axes. Pre- and postfix for labels.
- Style sheets for graphs.
- Text labels with multiple lines, fonts, styles, etc.
- Support for standard LaTeX equations.
- Publication-ready quality when printing and when exporting drawings for publications (support for PDF and various other formats).
Curve Fitting, Nonlinear Regression
- Interactive study of function parameters by dragging a function curve in the preview window, which can be used to quickly determine initial values before a fit.
- Edit function parameters in a dedicated window that allows for easy activation/deactivation of fit parameters, and direct editing of parameter limits.
- Easy, “one-button” curve fitting for simple tasks.
- Powerful curve fitting using built-in and user-defined functions. Up to 128 fit parameters are individually controllable, several fit algorithms, one-dimensional and multi-dimensional fitting, support for both x- and y-errors.
- Fitting algorithms: Marquardt-Levenberg, Robust, Polynomial, Linear Regression, and Monte Carlo. Automatic initial parameter guessing, including peak finders for Gaussian, Lorentzian, and Voigt peaks.
- Error analysis using covariance matrices or statistical methods.
Editing and transforming data
- Spreadsheets with millions of rows and columns.
- Data types: numerical, text, time, and date (supporting both solar and daylight saving time).
- Built-in commands for statistics, data transformation, and data processing. Linear and non-linear transformations, FFT, sorting, data reduction, binning, grinding, and more.
- User-definable data transformation algorithms.
- Data can be previewed and edited graphically in the preview window.
Importing and exporting data
- Import and export data by working with files, copying and pasting, or dragging and dropping. Most common text-based data formats are automatically recognized.
- Manual import options for reading text-based data files, with support for any kind of separators, headers, and for custom-defined date strings.
User-defined functions and programs
- User-defined functions for fitting, analysis, and plotting. Directly paste any python function to immediately see its graph.
- User-defined scripts and programs for data transformations and scripting.
- Extensive support for Python to define custom functions or also scripts to automate activities.
- Powerful, easy-to-learn Pascal-like definition syntax with multiple statements, loops, variables, and subroutines. Built-in support for complex numbers, strings, and characters.
- Scripts, functions, and programs can define complex mathematical algorithms, and also can control the operation of pro Fit, thanks to the availability of commands for accessing data, fitting, loading and saving files, drawing, and more.
- A source-level debugger for developing complex programs and functions supports both Pascal and Python.
- Automatic recording of most user actions for generating a script to be replayed later. This works with both Pascal and Pyton, and also, naturally, with Apple Script.
Externally defined functions and programs
- Add plug-ins written with XCode, or Apple Script
- Manual or automatic linking
Display of data and functions in a fully editable 3D Model (based on OpenGL)
- 3D-plotting of functions and data
- Creation of 3D models using a “raw data” input mechanism from pro Fit data windows.
- Extensive online help for using and programming pro Fit.
- Help tags.
- View your data and functions immediately.
- Click and drag a function for varying its parameters.
- Continuously observe a curve fitting process.
- The “Preview” window is of particular significance since it brings a visual, “real-time” method for evaluating the effect of parameter values on data or a function. The value of a function parameter can be changed graphically by dragging the function curve. Markers can be used to observe the coordinates of data points or functions