SPSS

  • IUP has an annual license agreement with SPSS, Inc. to provide some of their products at a reduced price level. 

    These products include:

    • IBM SPSS Statistics
    • IBM SPSS Regression
    • IBM SPSS Advanced Statistics
    • IBM SPSS Statistics Base

    The license agreement runs annually from September to August. The current version of SPSS for the September 2017 to August 2018 cycle is Version 24. At the end of the agreement cycle, the license will start to display an expiration message on/about August 31; however, the license will still be valid until September 30.

    During the month of September, IBM will provide IUP with the next version and the newest license code.  This web page will be updated with that information.

    Please note that SPSS is installed in the public computer labs on campus based on this cycle as well.

    You will need to authenticate to the server to verify you are affiliated with IUP. When you are prompted for username and password, enter your username as IUPMSD\username. Please note your must enter the IUPMSD and the back slash "\" prior to your username. The password will be your network password. If you don't know your network password, you can reset it. See How to Reset Your Own Network Password .

    SPSS Reactivation Process

    For this licensing cycle, the SPSS version will remain Version 24. If you have downloaded this version from the last licensing cycle (previous to Sept 27, 2017), you will need to reactivate the license code. Retrieve the licensing code from the license.txt file on the following link.

    Then from your computer, you will need to run the SPPS License Activation Wizard. Input the new license code, and you will be able to use SPSS.

    SPSS Installation Instructions

    Click on the appropriate download link for your operating system (Windows 32-bit, Windows 64-bit, or Mac) and follow the instructions to install and register SPSS.

    PC Installation for SPSS

    1. Download the appropriate zip file.
    2. After the download completes, find the zip file on your hard drive, right click it, and select Extract files.
    3. Open License.txt (this file contains the authorization code you will need to install and register the software.)
    4. Double-click Setup.exe that is listed in the folder named Installer to begin the installation. 
    5. Depending on your computer configuration, you may see a User Account Control dialog box. Click Yes to continue.
    6. You will see a preparing to install message, then the Install Wizard will display.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Click "I accept the terms in the license agreement," then click Next.
    9. Leave the Username and Organization as is and click Next.
    10. Select additional Help languages, if desired. Click Next.
    11. Optionally, you can install JAWS for Windows. If you use this screen reading software, click Yes. Otherwise, leave answer as No. Click Next.
    12. Optionally, you can install SPSS – Essentials for Python. Even if you choose No, you can still install this component later within SPSS. After selecting choice, click Next.
    13. Click Next to accept the default installation folder.
    14. Click Install.
    15. When the installation completes, you must license and register the software with SPSS. Click OK to register. You must have an Internet connection to register online.
    16. Select Authorized user license , click Next. (Failure to select the correct license method will require you to uninstall spss and re-install to correct the failure to license the product)
    17. Select License my product now and click Next.
    18. Enter the authorization code and click Next. This can be found in License.txt that you opened at the start of this process. You can use copy and paste.
    19. You will see Authorization succeeded when it completes. Click Next.
    20. Click Finish. Click Yes to restart your computer.
    21. Delete SPSS.zip from your hard drive.

    Mac Installation for SPSS

    1. Download the zip file to begin the process.
    2. After the download completes, the file will be decompressed. Open the SPSS folder.
    3. Open _License.txt (this file contains the authorization code you will need to install and register the software.) It may take a while for it to open as the file is extracted from the zip file.
    4. Double-click .dmg file contained in the downloaded Zip file. 
    5. Double-click SPSS_Statistics_Installer dialog box when it opens. You may see one or many of the following messages. Please proceed with each step as they display.
      • You may be prompted to install Java SE runtime. Choose Install. This will download and install the Java SE runtime version needed to install SPSS.
      • If you are prompted with a message indicating that the developer is unknown, you will need to change the security settings on your Mac. Please see the knowledge base article on the Apple support site for the steps to change this setting. Change it to "Anywhere." You can change it back after completing the SPSS installation.
      • You may receive a warning that the application was downloaded from the Internet. Click Open.
      • You may be prompted for the computer information for your Mac. Enter the username and password and click OK. This is your administrative password you set on your make. These are not your IUP credentials.  
    6. The install process is ready to begin.  Select Language, then Click OK.
    7. Click Next.
    8. Select Authorized user license and click Next  (Failure to select the correct license method will require you to uninstall spss and re-install to correct the failure to license the product)
    9. Accept the license agreement by select the radio button and click Next.
    10. Enter your username and click Next.
    11. Select any additional Help languages you wish to install. Click Next.
    12. Optionally, you can install SPSS – Essentials for Python. Even if you choose No, you can still install this component later within SPSS. After selecting choice, click Next
    13. Click Next to accept the default installation folder.
    14. Click Install.
    15. When the installation completes, you must license and register the software with SPSS.  Click Done to register. You must have an Internet connection to register online.
    16. From Finder, click on Applications, the open the following folders:
      1. IBM | SPSS | Statistics | "current version number listed as folder"
      2. Double click on SPSS License Authorization Wizard.
    17. On the License Status dialog box, click Next
    18. Select License my product now and click Next.
    19. Enter the authorization code and click Next. This can be found in _License.txt. You can use copy and paste.
    20. You will see Licensing Completed when it completes. Click Next.
    21. Click Finish.
    22. Delete SPSS.zip from your downloads folder.

    Installation Notes

    When you try to license the product, and you receive an error that states SPSS cannot contact a remote server, please try disabling IPv6 in your network settings. This will be different for each operating system and may require assistance. In the event that you do need assistance, please contact the IT Support Center during our normal business hours.