SPSS for Departments, Faculty, and Staff  

Product Information

License Period: August 01, 2017 - July 31, 2018

Cost: $80 per single machine SPSS license. $180 per concurrent SPSS license. Installation media included with online purchase or $4 per 1 CD media.

Current Version: 24

Restrictions: For U of T departments, faculty and staff.

License Type: Annual Subscription.

Guides and Books: Available at the U of T Bookstore.

Supported Operating Systems: Windows (32/64bit), Linux, and Mac.

System Requirements for SPSS for Mac:

  • SPSS 24 is supported on 10.10 and above.
  • SPSS 23 is supported on 10.8 and above.
  • SPSS 22 is supported on 10.7 and above.

System Requirements for SPSS for Windows:

  • SPSS 24 is supported on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
  • SPSS 23 is supported on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10.
  • SPSS 22 is supported on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1.

Installation Media: Installation media is sold separately at $4 per CD/DVD. If you currently own the media you are not required to repurchase it.

Upgrades: If you purchased a license for the current license period, you are entitled to upgrade to the latest version of SPSS for the cost of the CD/DVD ($4.00).

Ordering

For full details on ordering, see our “How to Purchase Software” page.

Description

SPSS is a powerful, feature-rich, statistical analysis program. It is used in a wide variety of disciplines. Its menu-driven system for selecting various statistical analyses and report writing make it a favourite for many introductory statistics courses. Students can focus on statistics instead of spending time writing program code.

On-line software activation required on all versions of SPSS. All versions of SPSS from the U of T Licensed Software Office must be renewed annually.

Vendor and Support:

Vendor: SPSS Inc.

Support Website: IBM SPSS Technical Support

Customer Service: E-Mail: spsscs@us.ibm.com

Pricing:

Product Description Version Price
SPSS Single Workstation for
-Windows (32/64bit),
-Mac (Intel-based),
-Linux
SPSS Base, Advanced Statistics, Bootstrapping, Categories, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Custom Tables, Data Preparation, Decision Trees, Direct Marketing, Exact Tests, Forecasting, Missing Values, Neural Networks, Regression, Sample Power (separate CD media), Visualization Designer (separate CD media) v24 $80.00 per license. Installation media included with online purchase or $4 per 1 CD media
SPSS Concurrent / Network license for Windows Server SPSS Base, Advanced Statistics, Bootstrapping, Categories, Complex Samples, Conjoint, Custom Tables, Data Preparation, Decision Trees, Direct Marketing, Exact Tests, Forecasting, Missing Values, Neural Networks, Regression v24 $180 per license. Installation media included with online purchase or $4 per 1 CD media
SPSS Viz Designer for Windows License included with purchase of SPSS license. v1.0.3 Included with online purchase or $4 per 1 CD media
SamplePower for Windows License included with purchase of SPSS license. v3 Included with online purchase or $4 per 1 CD media

Frequently Asked Questions:

Installation and Renewal

Q: How do I install IBM SPSS on Windows and/or Mac?
A: IBM SPSS installation instructions are available for Windows and Mac.  

Q: How do I renew IBM SPSS on Windows and/or Mac?
A: IBM SPSS renewal instructions are available for Windows and Mac.

Q: How do I check when my SPSS will expire and that it has been successfully renewed?
A: To check the expiry date and that SPSS has successfully been renewed:

  1. Open SPSS and select File -> New -> Syntax to open the Syntax editor.
  2. In the Syntax editor type (ensure you include the period):
    • show license.
  3. In the menu at the top of the screen, select Run, then select All in order to run the command.

This process will allow you to view the expiration date for your license. Please note that there is a 30 day grace period after the expiration date.

Q: How do I uninstall the IBM SPSS Statistics for Mac?
A: Please follow these instructions on how to uninstall your version of SPSS for Mac.

 

Installation and Activation Issues

Q: While installing IBM SPSS 23 on my Mac the License Authorization Wizard does not appear after installation.
A: This is a known issue. Please see our renewal instructions on how to launch the authorization wizard and license the product.

Q: While installing IBM SPSS on my Windows workstation the License Authorization Wizard is a small window that cannot be resized and am unable to enter the authorization code.
A: This is a known issue due to the screen resolution and/or text size set too large. Please see the SPSS KB documentation to resolve this issue:


Q:While activate IBM SPSS 22 or 23 on my Mac the License Authorization Wizard displays the error "Warning! You do not have the correct administrator privileges to license this product...".
A: This is a known issue. Please see the SPSS KB documentation to resolve this issue:


Q:After installing IBMS SPSS 21, 22, or 23, the default toolbar icons are do not appear.
A: This is a known issue. Please see the SPSS KB documentation to resolve this issue:


Q: After licensing IBM SPSS 23 on my Mac, the program continues to say it is not licensed.
A: Ensure that all previous versions of IBM SPSS have been uninstalled using the following instructions. Once previous versions have been removed, please see our renewal instructions on how to launch the authorization wizard and license the product.

Q: While installing IBM SPSS on my Mac with OS X 10.7.5 or above, I encounter an error stating it "Can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer". Clicking the OK button cancels the installation.
Gatekeeper
A: To install the product, in Finder right click on the installation file and select Open. As of OS X 10.7.5, a new feature called Gatekeeper was introduced to help protect your Mac from malware and misbehaving apps downloaded from the Internet. 

 

Q: When installing IBM SPSS on my Mac, I receive a message saying I need to install the legacy Java SE 6 runtime.
Instal Java SE 6 runtime

A: For OS X 10.7 and above install the latest version of Java for OS X.

Q: When installing IBM SPSS on my Mac, I only see a blank box with an OK button. How do I proceed with installation?
A: Please see the SPSS KB documentation on how to update JAVA on your workstation to resolve the issue:

Q: After installing and activating SPSS 22 for Mac, I receive the message below after launching the program. What is wrong?

SPSS 22 Error
A: SPSS 22 for Mac is compatible with OS X 10.7 and above. The workstation is likely a lower version than 10.7. See Apple support for determining which version of Mac OS X you are running. You can upgrade to the latest version of OS X or the Licensed Software Office can exchange the software for an earlier supported version.

Q: When installing IBM SPSS on my Mac, I click the icon on the desktop to start the installation; the installer appears to do something and then disappears. How can I install it?
A: Copy the contents of the CD to your desktop. You can now install SPSS from there. Delete the copied content after installation.

 

Purchasing

Q: Which version of IBM SPSS for Windows should I purchase? The 32-bit or 64-bit version?
A: The 32-bit version will install on both 32 and 62 bit versions of Windows. The 64-bit version will only install on 64-bit versions of Windows.

The 64-bit version will work better with large data sets if you have more than 4GB of RAM. If using ODBC access, this should also be taken into consideration when choosing which version to purchase.

Q: How can I determine if my version of Windows is 32-bit or 64-bit?
A: How to determine whether a computer is running a 32-bit version or 64-bit version of the Windows operating system

Q: What is a Network Concurrent license?
A: For concurrent licensing, if one concurrent license is purchased it may be installed on more than one machine, but can only be run on one computer at a time. For example, if you purchase five concurrent licenses, it can be installed on twenty workstations, but only five can be used at one time. A license server is setup and when executing the software, on a workstation, it will check with the license server to see if there are any licenses available. If so, the program will launch, if not it will not launch.

 

Documentation

Q: Where can I find SPSS documentation and guides?
A: For guides and installation manuals visit the SPSS 24 Documentation website. Here are some quick guides:

The following is a recommended electronic resource provided by the University of Toronto Libraries. SPSS for Starters Cleophas, Ton J. Zwinderman, Aeilko H.