Once you have finished downloading SPSS, locate and open the file that you downloaded to begin the installation process.
The SPSSStatistics window will pop-up. 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? 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 IBM SPSS Statistics installer opens, select your language (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 hibernate 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, choose the option under 'Already Purchased IBM SPSS Statistics?' and click License Product.
A window displaying the license status should open. Click Next.
In the Product Authorization window select the option Authorized user license (I purchased a single copy of the product) and click Next.
Enter your SPSS authorization code. If you do not know the code, you can find it inside the DC Network. The code is located in the same resource folder where you found the installation file under SPSS Instructions. After entering the authorization code, click Next.
After entering the code, the Internet Authorization Status window will attempt to validate the code 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.