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SPSS for Macintosh

Step-by-Step

SPSS is statistical analysis software and is controlled via a license manager. Version 25 runs on Macintosh OS X 10.10.5 and newer.  Our license includes the SPSS Base Package, plus SPSS Advanced Statistics and Regression packages.

  1. Using a web browser, please go to the following URL:
    • https://rcweb.dartmouth.edu/downloads/spss/SPSS-25/Mac/
    • Download the SPSS_Statistics_25_mac.dmg file. To download the file, right-button click (Control-click) on the SPSS_Statistics_25_mac.dmg file and select to Download linked file (Safari) or Save Link As (Firefox and Chrome)
  2.  Locate the file you just downloaded. Double-click the , SPSS_Statistics_25_mac.dmg
    • Double-click the SPSS_Statistics_Installer to start the installation.
    • Take all the default options offered.
    • The license configuration set up is the last step of the installer. Choose concurrent licensing, and use spsslicense.dartmouth.edu for the server. You can also explicitly run the SPSS License Wizard to do this
  • To run SPSS, you will find the SPSSStatistics program located in the Applications folder under IBM -> SPSS -> Statistics -> 25 -> SPSSStatistics.

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

Topic: 
Research Computing
Subtopic: 
Scientific and Research Software
Last updated: 
Thursday, June 7, 2018

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