Igor User Resources & Contributions

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.

Practical Guide to Igor Pro, by Tsinghua University Press

This is the first book on Igor Pro usage in Chinese. This book introduces the basic skills in using Igor Pro and the general method of data analysis and processing, including basic operations, charts drawing, command lines, data analysis and programming. For the purpose of practicability, the content modules needed in data processing such as chart drawing, data fitting and program design are highlighted. The book contains a large number of sample code, which can facilitate readers to learn from in the process of learning.

The purpose of this book is to solve the problem of small user group and high learning cost of Igor Pro in China, improve the popularity and overall application level of Igor, make more and more people choose to use Igor Pro as a data processing tool, and provide the most appropriate technical solutions and support for more laboratories to improve the level of data processing.

The book is already published by Tsinghua University press. After the publication of the book, it has been well received by teachers, engineers and students who are engaged in experimental and scientific research.

Publication Link of Practical Guide to Igor Pro  by Tsinghua University press: http://www.tup.tsinghua.edu.cn/booksCenter/book_07617101.html

On JD.COM: https://item.jd.com/12360777.html

Tools for Igor Users

Our users have developed a number of refined tools and utilities for Igor Pro, and made them available to the Igor user community.

User Contributions at the Igor FTP Archive

The archive of our now-closed FTP site contains a wide variety of legacy user-contributed Igor Pro resources and utilities you may find useful.

Igor-Related Third Party Products

This section provides links to third parties that provide add-on modules for Igor Pro, hardware for data acquisition or use Igor in conjunction with their own products.

Igor Mailing List

A discussion forum for Igor Pro users: ask questions, find out about nifty utilities from other users, get the latest news from WaveMetrics. We maintain a searchable archive of past messages.


Our user-to-user support and collaboration forum also has places where programmers can upload complete projects or "code snippets" and users can download them.

Cool Graphs

A compendium of many interesting Igor Pro graphs that our creative users have sent to us over the years.

Igor in the Classroom

Igor users taking advantage of the Igor Pro special coursework license to use Igor as a teaching tool.

If you would like to add your own contribution(s) to any of these areas on our Web site, please let us know by contacting sales@wavemetrics.com




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