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Install IBM SPSS for MacOS X (and how to update your license)

For MacOSX 10.7 and 10.8 you first need to install Java on your Mac, otherwise SPSS cannot be installed. See http://mac.unimaas.nl/news/.

System Requirements :

SPSS 20: Intel Mac with MacOS 10.6, 10.7, 10.8
SPSS 21: Intel Mac with MacOS 10.7, 10.8

SPSS is a Java application, so you need all the latest Java updates for MacOS X. Check if you need any system update(s) via Software Updates (Apple menu).

To install you must be connected to the internet.

To have a proper working version, update SPSS after installation.

Download your SPSS version

(login using your UM account), open the disk image and doubleclick on 'SPSS Installer'.

This download shall not be released by students, anyhow not intended for use at home.

In normal English, this is only for UM employees, students should buy a copy of SPSS via www.surfspot.nl.
That copy includes an activation code. Price at the moment of writing this: 16.25 euro.

UM employees, your system administrator can get the authorisation code via ICTS.

After downloading, start the IBM SPSS Statistics Installer on the mounted 'MacOS' (virtual) disk.

Then, first, you need to authenticate with an administrator account on your Mac.


First, you need to authenticate to the Mac you're going to use for the installation.

You need Admin privileges.

Choose the 'Site license' option.

Click 'Next'.

Accept the license agreement.

Fill the fields with your name and organisation ('um' is OK)

Click 'Next'.

Click 'Next' after choosing the language here.

Do not change the default location
(in '/Applications').

Click 'Next'.

Click 'Install'.

SPSS will install now.
Just wait.


SPSS installation is finished now..

Click 'Done'.

Now you need to authorise your copy of SPSS.

You need to be connected to the internet now.

Click 'Next'.

Enter the code for version 19 of SPSS in the window that appears after you clicked 'Next'


After a while, you get a reply from the SPSS license server.
Click 'Next' to get a dialog telling you 'Licensing Completed' where you click 'Finish'.
Licensing is complete.
You can now use SPSS.
SPSS is installed in: /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/version number/ where 'version number' is the installed version, for example '20'.

To update the SPSS license with the Authorisation code, go to /Applications/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/version number/.

In that folder you will find the 'SPSS Statistics License Authorization Wizard'. Start the Wizard by doubleclicking his icon, and follow the intructions.
Here you can type the Authorisation code in order to update your SPSS license.


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