WaveMetrics News


May 5, 2017

XOP Toolkit 7.01 shipped.

This release supports development of 32-bit and 64-bit XOPs on Macintosh and Windows.

It works with Xcode 7 and Xcode 8 and with Visual C++ 2015 and 2017.

XOPs compiled by XOP Toolkit 7.01 require Igor Pro 6.20 or later.

If you have compiled a 64-bit Macintosh XOP using XOP Toolkit 7.00, you will need to modify and recompile it with XOP Toolkit 7.01 to run with Igor Pro 8 (currently in development). See "WM Memory XOPSupport Routines" in Chapter 12 of the XOP Toolkit 7 manual for details on changes that you must make for Igor8 compatibility.

If you are a licensed XOP Toolkit user, this is a free update. Contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions. See Appendix B of the XOP Toolkit 7 manual for details on changes that you must make to compile existing XOPs with XOP Toolkit 7.


July 26, 2016

XOP Toolkit 7.00 shipped.

This release adds support for Igor Pro 7.

It supports development of 32-bit and 64-bit XOPs on Macintosh and Windows.

It works with Xcode 6 and Xcode 7 and with Visual C++ 2015.

XOPs compiled by XOP Toolkit 7.00 require Igor Pro 6.20 or later.

If you are a licensed XOP Toolkit user, this is a free update. Contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions. See Appendix B of the XOP Toolkit 7 manual for details on changes that you must make to compile existing XOPs with XOP Toolkit 7.


July 25, 2016

WaveMetrics is pleased to announce the release of Igor Pro 7, the latest version of our scientific and engineering graphing and data analysis program for Macintosh and Windows.

We've rebuilt Igor Pro from the ground up, giving you the most modern and polished interface yet. Whether you're a new user or an expert, Igor Pro 7 gives you the tools you need to make your data shine.

Some highlights of Igor Pro 7 include:

For more information see our showcase site for an overview of the most important new features or the comprehensive list of new features.

Igor Pro 7 requires Mac OS X 10.9 or later, or Windows 7 or later and is available for purchase at the WaveMetrics online store.

A demo version is available and can be installed without the need to uninstall Igor Pro 6.


October 27, 2015

XOP Toolkit 6.40 shipped.

This release adds support for Xcode 6 and Xcode 7 and for Visual C++ 2015.

XOPs compiled by XOP Toolkit 6.40 require Igor Pro 6.20 or later.

This release also adds compatibility with Igor7, now in beta testing. The compatibility issues mostly relate to menus and affect only XOPs that add menus or menu items or modify menu items. These changes are described in Appendix C of the XOP Toolkit 6 manual.

If you are a licensed XOP Toolkit 6 user, this is a free update. You can download this version the same way you downloaded XOP Toolkit 6.xx or contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions.


June 15, 2015

WaveMetrics is now shipping Igor Pro 6.37 (the application version is 6.3.7.2).

The IgorGIS package is now shipped as a standard part of Igor.

Igor 6.37 also contains minor improvements and fixes to both Macintosh and Windows versions of Igor Pro.

Igor Pro 6.37 is available as a free update to licensed users of the English version Igor Pro 6.0 and later:

The price of a single-user Igor Pro 6.3 license is $595 ($435 academic) plus shipping. See our multi-user pricing page for additional pricing and our our order pages to purchase upgrades from versions of Igor Pro earlier than 6.0.

The Japanese version of Igor 6.37 from Hulinks will be released soon.


November 19, 2014

Hulinks shipped Igor Pro 6.36J, the Japanese version of Igor Pro 6.36.

This is a free update for Igor Pro 6.xJ users.


November 7, 2014

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.36 (the application version is 6.3.6.4).

This release adds a workaround for Apple breaking FSResolveAliasFile for Finder aliases in OS X 10.10 (Yosemite). This prevented Finder aliases used to activate XOPs from working as well as preventing other uses of Finder aliases.

Some problems introduced in Igor 6.35, 6.35A, and 6.35A5 have been corrected:

Igor 6.36 contains additional minor fixes to both Macintosh and Windows versions of Igor Pro.


September 22, 2014

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.35A5 (the application version is 6.3.5.5).

This release upgrades the Igor Pro.app code signing to version 2 for compatibility with Mavericks 10.9.5+ as well as older versions of Mac OS X.

On Macintosh, Igor 6.35A5 no longer locks up when quitting after using any LAPACK routines such as those used by MatrixEigenV.

Included are additional minor fixes to both Macintosh and Windows versions of Igor Pro, including a fix for pre-release Macintosh OS X 10.10 ("Yosemite"): the dialog command text and the Debugger's info readout no longer get blacked out as the text is repeatedly updated.


January 10, 2014

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.34A (the application version is 6.3.4.1).

This release provides compatibility with the Mac OS X "Resume" feature on 10.7 and later, and additional fixes to both Macintosh and Windows versions of Igor.


December 11, 2013

Hulinks shipped Igor Pro 6.34J, the Japanese version of Igor Pro 6.34.

This is a free update for Igor Pro 6.xJ users.


December 3, 2013

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.34 (the application version is 6.3.4.0).

This release fixed a crashing bug in Igor 6.32A related to #undef and #define in the main procedure window.


July 30, 2013

Hulinks shipped Igor Pro 6.33J, the Japanese version of Igor Pro 6.33.


June 10, 2013

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.32A (the application version is 6.3.2.3).

This release fixed a crashing bug in Igor 6.32 related to #undef and #define in the main procedure window.


June 7, 2013

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.32 (the application version is 6.3.2.2).

This release fixed a few bugs and improved the accuracy of textbox sizes when exporting layout windows at high resolution.


March 8, 2013

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.31 (the application version is 6.3.1.2).

This release fixed two Igor 6.30-only bugs in BinarySearchInterp and Unwrap.

Additionally, the Batch Curve Fitting package now has the ability to limit fits to a specified point range. The limit applies to all fits in the batch. Per-fit limits continue to use Mask waves.


February 27, 2013

XOP Toolkit 6.30 shipped.

This release adds support for Xcode 4.3.2 through 4.6 and for Visual C++ 2012.

This release is mostly to keep up with Xcode 4 changes and to add Visual C++ 2012 sample XOPs and documentation. As described in the release notes (Appendix C of the XOP Toolkit 6 manual), a side-effect of keeping up with Xcode 4 is that XOPs compiled by XOP Toolkit 6.30 require Igor Pro 6.20 or later. The requirement of Igor Pro 6.20 is the reason for bumping the XOP Toolkit version from 6.02 to 6.30. "6.30" was chosen because that is the contemporaneous Igor version.

If you are a licensed XOP Toolkit 6 user, this is a free update. You can download this version the same way you downloaded XOP Toolkit 6.xx or contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions.


February 26, 2013

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.30. Learn more about the new features.


August 22, 2011

XOP Toolkit 6.02 shipped.

This release adds support for Xcode 4.1.

If you are a licensed XOP Toolkit 6 user, this is a free update. You can download this version the same way you downloaded XOP Toolkit 6.00 or contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions.


June 16, 2011

XOP Toolkit 6.01 shipped.

This release adds support for Xcode 4 and includes improved documentation on multithreading.

If you are a licensed XOP Toolkit 6 user, this is a free update. You can download this version the same way you downloaded XOP Toolkit 6.00 or contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions.


June 1, 2011

Hulinks shipped Igor Pro 6.22J, the Japanese version of Igor Pro 6.22.

This is a free update for Igor Pro 6.xJ users.


May 11, 2011

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.22A, which fixed a bug introduced in Igor 6.22:

Igor Pro 6.22A is a free update:

The upcoming Japanese version of Igor 6.2 (6.22J) will include this bug fix.


April 27, 2011

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.22.


November 12, 2010

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.21.


October 26, 2010

Igor XOP Toolkit 6.00 has been released.

XOP Toolkit 6 adds:

XOP Toolkit 6 is a free upgrade for licensed XOP Toolkit users. Contact WaveMetrics sales for download instructions.


September 13, 2010

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.20.

The price of a single-user Igor Pro 6.2 license is $595 ($435 academic) plus shipping. See our multi-user pricing page for additional pricing and our our order pages to purchase upgrades from versions of Igor Pro earlier than 6.0.


November 20, 2009

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.12A. This Windows-only update fixed a few bugs, including the incorrectly-colored dashed lines in legend annotations. (This bug is not present in Igor 6.12 for Macintosh.)

Updaters for the English versions of Igor Pro 6.1 may be downloaded here.


November 3, 2009

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.12. The update implements bug fixes and minor changes.

Updaters for the English versions of Igor Pro 6.1 may be downloaded here.


August 27, 2009

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.06 and Igor Pro 6.11 to address a printing problem encountered when using Mac OS X 10.6, "Snow Leopard". The update includes other minor changes, so we've updated the Windows versions, too.

Updaters for the English versions of Igor Pro 6.1 may be downloaded here.

Updaters for the English versions of Igor Pro 6.0 may be downloaded here.

The Japanese versions of Igor have been updated to Igor 6.06 for the same reasons. Updates for the Japanese versions are linked to here.


June 25, 2009

Igor Pro 6.1 Released, New Quartz Graphics and SQL in Free Upgrade

LAKE OSWEGO, Oregon -- June 25, 2009 -- WaveMetrics, Inc is pleased to announce a free upgrade of Igor Pro, our scientific and engineering graphing and data analysis program for Macintosh and Windows. Igor Pro 6.0 users may upgrade for free by downloading Igor Pro 6.1 from http://www.wavemetrics.net.

Igor Pro 6.1 now renders graphics using Apple, Inc's anti-aliased Quartz graphics on Mac OS X and GDI+ on Windows to produce higher-quality plots and text rotated in one degree increments.

The new SQL XOP provides access to relational databases from Igor's built-in programming language.

Igor Pro 6.1 is easier to customize in secure environments that give users limited access to installed programs: users configure Igor's features and plugin XOPs by arranging files within their own Documents folder.

On Macintosh, Igor Pro 6.1 adds PDF export and long file name support.

Igor Pro 6.1 requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later, or Windows XP or later.

A full list of the many new Igor Pro 6.1 features is on-line at http://www.wavemetrics.com/products/igorpro/newfeatures.htm.

For additional information about Igor Pro or other products from WaveMetrics, Inc, contact Larry Hutchinson or visit http://www.wavemetrics.com.

About WaveMetrics, Inc:

WaveMetrics, Inc. is a developer of scientific and engineering software for Macintosh and Windows computers.

Used by thousands of scientists and engineers world-wide, Igor has brought rapid data analysis and publication-quality graphing to the Macintosh since 1988, and to Windows computers since 1998.

Contact:

Larry Hutchinson, President
WaveMetrics, Inc.
P.O. Box 2088
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
503-620-3001 (voice)
503-620-6754 (fax)

http://www.wavemetrics.com

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March 23, 2009

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.05. Updaters may be downloaded here.

The Japanese version has also been updated to 6.05J. Japanese updaters may be downloaded here.

Click here for a list of changes in Igor Pro 6.05.


January 23, 2007

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 6.0, the latest edition of our scientific graphing, data analysis and visualization software package. Igor is available for Macintosh and Windows via Internet download and on CD-ROM.

Igor Pro 6 runs natively on Intel Macintoshes.

Click here for an overview of Igor Pro version 6 relative to version 5.


August 3, 2006

Igor 5.05A was released today with standalone updaters uploaded to the Main and Oregon Mirror sites.

Select "Updates for Igor 5 <whatever>" from your Igor's Help menu to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for your version of Igor 5.

This is minor bug-fix version mainly to restore the Note operation syntax to allow omitted comma between parameters. See the new features since 5.00 page for a full list of changes and bug fixes.


July 10, 2006

Igor 5.05 was released today.

Select "Updates for Igor 5 <whatever>" from your Igor's Help menu to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for your version of Igor 5.

You will be able to update any public beta of Igor 5 by using the downloaded updater.

Visit the new features since 5.00 page for a full list of changes and bug fixes.


May 15, 2006

Igor Pro 5.05J shipped. The only previous Igor Pro 5J version was Igor Pro 5.03J. Updaters are available.

Visit the Hulinks Igor web page for details.


May 1, 2006

NIDAQ Tools MX version 1.01 was released today. This version contains bug fixed in both the NIDAQmx.xop file as well as the procedure files that ship with NIDAQ Tools MX.


January 31, 2006

WaveMetrics has released version 1.00 of the new NIDAQ Tools MX, a version of our data acquisition package based on the National Instruments NI-DAQmx driver. This new version supports the latest National Instruments data acquisition hardware.


January 22, 2006

As you may know, Apple recently released Intel-based Macintosh machines. We purchased an iMac with a 2 GHz Intel CPU. Here is what we have found so far.

The PowerPC version of Igor Pro 5 runs correctly on the Intel iMac so far as we have been able to determine in limited testing. This version of Igor runs on Intel using Apple's "Rosetta" emulation. The speed is roughly 1/4 to 1/2 the speed on a 2.1 GHz PowerPC iMac.

We are working on a native Intel Macintosh version of Igor Pro. This will be part of the next major release of Igor. We do not know when this will ship or what the upgrade cost or policies will be. We estimate that a beta test version will be available in a couple of months or so.

We will announce future developments on the Igor Mailing List.


December 6, 2005

WaveMetrics has created a new, inexpensive special coursework license. The coursework license is intended to facilitate the use of Igor as a teaching tool and to introduce students to Igor.


August 22, 2005

Igor 5.04B was released today.

Select "Updates for Igor 5 <whatever>" from your Igor's Help menu to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for your version of Igor 5.

This is a minor bug-fix release.


July 29, 2005

Igor 5.04A was released today.

This bug-fix release restores Windows 98/ME compatibility.


July 22, 2005

Igor 5.04 was released today.

Use your Igor's Help menu to select "Updates for Igor 5<whatever>" to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for that version of Igor.

To all those who participated in our "public beta" program, we extend our thanks! You will be able to update any public beta of 5.04 by using the downloaded updater.

Visit the new features since 5.00 page for a full list of changes and bug fixes.


July 5, 2005

New NIDAQ Tools MX, supporting data acquisition using NI's new NI‑DAQmx driver is now in beta testing. This new version will support NI's newest lines of multifunction data acquisition devices. Available only for Windows OS.


December 29, 2004

The new web site went on line today. The main goal of the redesign was to make navigation easier and more logical and to provide much more content and details. We hope you like it.


November 29, 2004

Igor 5.03 was released today.

Use your Igor's Help menu to select "Updates for Igor 5<whatever>" to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for that version of Igor.

To all those who participated in our "public beta" program, we extend our thanks! You will be able to update any public beta of 5.03 by using the downloaded updater.

Visit the new features since 5.00 page for a full list of changes and bug fixes.


November 24, 2004

Igor 5.03J was released today. This is the first Japanese version of Igor Pro 5.

Visit the Hulinks Igor web page for details.


July 20, 2004

Igor 5.02 was released today.

Use your Igor's Help menu to select "Updates for Igor 55<whatever>" to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for that version of Igor.

To all those who participated in our "public beta" program, we extend our thanks! You will be able to update any public beta of 5.02 by using the downloaded updater.

Visit the new features since 5.00 page for a full list of changes and bug fixes.


Febuary 6, 2004

Igor 5.01 was released today.

Use your Igor's Help menu to select "Updates for Igor 5" to visit the correct web page for downloading updaters for that version of Igor.

Visit the new features since 5.00 page for a full list of changes and bug fixes.


December 16, 2003

VDT and VDT2 For OSX With Igor Pro 5

VDT and VDT2 are Igor XOPs that support serial port access. Versions of these XOPs that run on OS X are now available. These versions require Igor Pro 5.


December 16, 2003

A beta of XOP Tookit Version 5 is now available.


November, 2003

WaveMetrics shipped Igor Pro 5.0, the latest edition of our scientific graphing, data analysis and visualization software package. Igor is available for Macintosh and Windows via Internet download and on CD-ROM

A list of the numerous new and improved features is available via our Igor Pro product pages, and our secure on-line order pages have detailed purchasing and upgrade pricing information.

If you already have version 5 visit our Support page for the latest Igor Pro release and update information.

In addition to Igor, WaveMetrics also is shipping the Igor XOP Toolkit 5.0. The Igor XOP Toolkit Upgrade is available to existing Toolkit users at no charge. New features include: