SPSS

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SPSS Statistics is a software package used for statistical analysis.

SPSS for Home Use

SPSS for Home Use on a personal computer is available to faculty/staff members. During COVID-19, SPSS is also available for students who are in a class that requires it.

SPSS Home use - Student

SPSS Statistics Updated 6/1/2020 - IBM had previously provided SPSS Subscription Free trial available through June 15th 2020 (available at https://www.ibm.com/analytics/academic-statistical-software for a 90 day trial. This must be uninstalled to use below.

  • IBM SPSS installations after 6/1/2020 are available but require the software to be downloaded through WPconnect and then activated with an individualized license code.

Student seeking access to install SPSS for use on personal computers (through December 2020) should use the following process:

  1. Communicate with your professor to gain access to an individual license key for SPSS. Faculty can request a bulk set of activation license keys (for number of students in their class) through a Helpdesk ticket.
  2. To access the SPSS software install files and install/activate:
  3. Login to WPconnect
  4. Visit the Students tab and search for or click on the My Home Use Software List - Student (found in the Technology Resources and Services section.)
  5. Find the 'IBM SPSS 26 (and SPSS 26.0.0.1 Patch) for Students' section and download both the main file and patch for your computer platform (Windows 64-bit, Windows 32-bit, or macOS.)
  6. Run the primary install file to install completion and then run the patch install file.
  7. Use the license key that you were provided to activate the software.

SPSS for Home Use on a Mac, see the following:

Please note that SPSS 24 for Mac OS X requires:

OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or better.
Apple Java 2014-001 ( http://support.apple.com/kb/dl1572)

Apple Java must be installed prior to installing SPSS 24

SPSS 26 for Home Use Installation Instructions

This process will take approx.. 30 minutes and will restart your computer. Please close all applications before starting.

  1. Obtain and Download the Home Use Files from Information Technology - http://help.wpunj.edu
  2. Copy the install files to your hard drive (e.g. C:\temp) (Mac users check your Downloads folder)
  3. Close all applications. This installation requires a restart.Install SPSS 26.0.0.1 for use at home.
  4. MacOS users: Make sure you have installed the Apple Java FIRST. Oracle Java JDK (JAVA SE appears to be required to install the software) (http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/jdk9-downloads-3848520.html)
  5. Right-click SPSS_Statistics_26_xxxxx.exe and choose Run as administrator.
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  6. MacOS Users: Double click the SPSS_Statistics_25_mac.dmg file to mount the disk image
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  7. MacOS users: Double click the SPSS_Statistics_Installer.
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  8. MacOS Users: Enter an administrator account and password
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  9. Windows users: Click Yes to the User Account Control dialog if it appears.
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  10. At the IBM SPSS Statistics 26 – InstallShield Wizard, click Next.
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  11. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
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  12. Click Next.
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  13. MacOS Users: Keep the "Yes" radio button clicked for Essentials for Python
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  14. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
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  15. Accept the license agreement and click Next.
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  16. Click Next.
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  17. MacOS users: Note the install location.
  18. Click Install.
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  19. Please wait while the software is installed.
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  20. A command window will appear during the installation. Wait for it to disappear on its own.
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  21. When the installation is completed Un-check the box that says Start IBM SPSS Statistics 26 now and click Finish.
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  22. Navigate to the 26.0.0.1 patch. Right-click 26.0-IM-S25STATIC-WIN64-FP001.exe and choose Run as administrator.
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  23. MacOS users: Double click on the 25.0-IM-S25STATC-Mac-FP001 disk image.
  24. MacOS users: Double click the SPSS_Statistics_Installer_Patch application.
  25. Windows users: Click Yes on the User Account Control dialog.
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  26. Click Next.
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  27. Accept the agreement and click Next.
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  28. MacOS users: Note the location of the "Install Folder". This must be the same folder from the previous install.
  29. Click Install.
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  30. Wait while the software is installed.
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  31. Click OK.
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  32. Click Yes to restart your computer. (MacOS users: You will not be required to reboot)
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  33. After your computer restarts, find IBM SPSS Statistics 26 License Authorization Wizard in your start menu and select it.
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  34. MacOS users: open the SPSS Statistics Authorization Wizard located in /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/24/. You can also do a Spotlight Search
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  35. Windows users: Click Yes on the User Account Control dialog.
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  36. Click Next.
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  37. Leave the first radio button selected and click Next. (You may wish to save your Lock Code for future reference in case there are any problems with licensing.)
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  38. Enter the 20-digit code you received from WPU in the text field. Use copy and paste to avoid transposition errors and/or typos. Click Next.
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  39. When the activation is complete you will be presented with a success message. You may wish to copy this and save it for future reference. Click Next.
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  40. Review licensing information and click Finish.
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  41. You are now able to run SPSS 26.

Resources

SPSS Commuter License for University Imaged Computer

If SPSS on a university imaged computer needs to be used off campus, there is an option to use the Commuter License. This needs to be set up while on campus or connected to VPN. This can be set for up to 30 days.

  1. Search for "IBM SPSS Statistics 26 Commuter License" from the Start menu.
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  2. Select "IBM SPSS Statics (1200) 26.0 in the box and change "Duration (Days)" to the appropriate time frame. Select Check Out. You can now use SPSS while off network.
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  3. Select "Check In" when you are ready to use SPSS on campus again.
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