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SPSS for Macintosh

Step-by-Step

SPSS is statistical analysis software and is controlled via a license manager. Version 24 runs on Macintosh OS X 10.10.5 and newer.

  1. Using a web browser, please go to the following URLs:

  2. You need to download the SPSS_Statistics_24_mac.dmg, and also the fixMacSPSSlicense.zip files. To download the files,
    •  Right-button click (Control-click) on the SPSS_Statistics_24_mac.dmg file and select to Download linked file (Safari) or Save Link As (Firefox and Chrome).

    • Right-button click (Control-click) on the fixMacSPSSlicense.zip file and select to Download linked file (Safari) or Save Link As (Firefox and Chrome).

  3. Once you have the two files saved to your computer,
    • Double-click the , SPSS_Statistics_24_mac.dmg, and then double-click the SPSS_Statistics_Installer to start the installation.
    • Take all the default options offered, when the installation is complete, uncheck the box to start SPSS 24 (as you still need to run the license update), then click Done.
    • Double-click the fixMacSPSSlicense.zip, then open the resulting folder.
    • Right-button click (Control-click) on the FixMacSPSSlicense file, and from the menu, click Open. (Click Open again if prompted).
    • You will see a “SPSS network license setup” dialog window that pronounces, "SPSS 24 license server updated to spsslicense.dartmouth.edu. Renamed local demo license".
    • Click Quit.

  4. To run SPSS, you will find the SPSSStatistics program located in the Applications folder under IBM -> SPSS -> Statistics -> 24 -> SPSSStatistics.

For other questions about SPSS, contact [email protected].

Topic: 
Research Computing
Subtopic: 
Scientific and Research Software
Last updated: 
Monday, November 6, 2017

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