WaveMetrics Support Resources

Latest Software Versions

A listing of current versions for all of our software. See if you have the latest Igor Pro version!

Our easy-to-remember Igor-only updates website is www.wavemetrics.net, where you can also find current and previous (English) Igor Pro installers as well as the latest "Nightly Build" update to Igor.

Demo Versions

Download demo versions of Igor Pro or NIDAQ Tools.

Igor Video Tutorials

The video tutorials include:

Search Igor Mailing List

A searchable archive of messages from the Igor Mailing List where our users (usually) discuss many different aspects of using Igor Pro and other WaveMetrics products. This is also a good place to get the latest news from WaveMetrics. See the mailing list page for details about subscribing or sending messages to the list.

Contact WaveMetrics

Technical and Customer Support phone numbers, email, FAX, and Mailing Addresses.


Igor Pro Manual

The Igor manual is available as a PDF document that you can access by choosing "Manual" from Igor's "Help" menu. The Igor Pro manual is installed with Igor, even the demo version.

If you want to see the manual without installing Igor, you can download it here.

Manuals for Other Products from WaveMetrics

Programming in Igor Pro, by Martin Schmid

Programming in Igor Pro: A Comprehensive Introduction (paperback: 146 pages) by Martin Schmid is an introductory text to Igor's built-in programming language (Igor 7 and above).

You will learn about fundamental aspects like functions, variables, and strings - but also about regular expressions, bitwise operations, and graphical user interfaces.

In addition, the book comes with 15 fully functional example projects.

This book is the right choice for you if:

  1. You are already using Igor, but you want to get more out of it.
  2. You have never programmed before and you want to learn a somewhat simplified programming language to understand the basic concepts (the core of Igor's programming language resembles a simplified C dialect).
  3. You are a scientist or engineer and you want to write programs with a direct access to a powerful data analysis and visualization environment.

Other Support Resources

Igor Tech Notes

Igor Tech Notes discuss in detail a number of advanced or specialized aspects of using Igor Pro. The latest, up-to-date Notes are installed with Igor Pro. All Tech Notes, including obsolete ones, can be obtained from www.wavemetrics.net.

WaveMetrics Procedures

A collection Igor Pro code utilities that you may find useful in your work. These are a good source of Igor programming examples.

Even better examples are in the "WaveMetrics Procedures" folder installed with your copy of Igor Pro. See your "WM Procedures Index" help file for an overview.

Igor User Contributions

A number of our Igor Pro users have made available various utilities to the Igor community. You can find out more at our Igor Contributions page.

Igor Exchange

A user-to-user support and collaboration web site that is sponsored by WaveMetrics. Its main features are a forum and places where programmers can upload complete projects or "code snippets" and users can download them.

Igor FTP Archive

Our Igor FTP site archive contain many different resources you may find useful for programming and using Igor Pro.