Once you have finished downloading SPSS, locate and open the file that you downloaded to begin the installation process.
The SPSS Statistics window will open. Double-click the SPSS_Statistics_Installer icon.
You may receive a warning: This is an application downloaded from the Internet. Are you sure you want to open it? If so, click Open. Next, you may be prompted to enter your Mac administrator username and password. After entering the username and password, click Install Helper to continue.
When the IBM SPSS Statistics installer opens, select your language (the default is English) and click OK.
On the Introduction window, click Next.
You will be asked to read the terms of the Software License Agreement. Choose I accept the terms of the license agreement and click Next.
Next, you will be offered an option to install SPSS Statistics Essentials for Python. If you’re not sure you will be using this, select No. After you make a selection, click Next.
NOTE If you chose to install SPSS Statistics Essentials for Python, you will need to accept the license terms and click Next.
On the Choose Install Folder window, choose a destination folder to use for the installation’s location. We recommend using the default folder for this installation. To continue, click Next.
On the Pre-Installation Summary window, you can review the options you selected. When you’re ready to begin the installation, click Install.
The installation of SPSS may take several minutes to complete.
NOTE The installation time may vary depending on device or speed of network connection. We recommend that your device is plugged in and does not sleep or shut down during the process. If the process is interrupted during the installation, you may be required to start over.
When the installation is complete, make sure the box for Start IBM SPSS Statistics Now is checked and click Done.
IBM SPSS Statistics should automatically launch. You may receive a warning: Do you want the application “spssLauncher” to accept incoming network connections. Click Allow to proceed to licensing the product for use.
On the Registration screen, click License Product.
In the Product Authorization window select the option Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product) and click Next.
The next screen will prompt you to enter a license code. There are two codes that you will need in order to successfully license the product. If you do not know the codes, click here to log into the DC Network and view them. Alternatively, you can locate the codes by logging into the DC Network and selecting Quantitative Software (SPSS) from the Software menu on the left. If you have trouble logging into the DC Network, refer to DC Network Login Information.
Since there are two codes that are required, select the Enter additional codes button. Then enter each code individually and click Add. After both codes have been entered, click Next.
After entering the codes, the Internet Authorization Status window will attempt to validate the codes over the internet. If successful, it will display the message: Successfully processed all codes. Once it is finished, click Next.
The Licensing Completed window is the last step to complete the SPSS installation. Simply click Finish and you're all set.
You’re now ready to begin using IBM SPSS Statistics! To open SPSS, you can search for SPSSStatistics in Spotlight or locate SPSSStatistics in the IBM folder from your Applications.
For help using SPSS, be sure to take a look at our SPSS Tutorials.