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SPSS on your personal computer

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SPSS program (version 23) on your personal computer

GREAT NEWS!  Alliant students who are currently enrolled in a statistics (or statistics-related) course, or currently working on a dissertation can now download a free (to Alliant students/faculty only) version of the statistical software package SPSS**.

**Due to the limited number of SPSS licenses available, the IT Department will send out the download links and the license numbers after verification concurrent enrollment in a statistics (or statistics-related) course, or dissertation-related research.


How it works:

Select this link SPSS personal use request form to fill out the SPSS online request form.  You will need to provide your full name, your Alliant email address, information about your computer and include in the Comments, the name and course number of the statistics (or statistics-related) class and the instructor’s name and email address that you are currently enrolled in, or the name and email address of your dissertation Chair.

Select this link SPSS at Alliant to get to the SPSS for Alliant students general information web page. 


Remember - once your request has been verified, the IT Department will use Alliant email to send you the required links and codes needed to install SPSS on your personal computer. MAC users please read the addendum below. 


Other Information

  • These licenses will be active for up to 12 months at a time.
  • Apple and PC versions available.
  • Faculty can get a free download.
  • Computer labs will still have the SPSS software available on their Alliant-networked computers.


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We have had a few reports from MAC users about getting an error message about the SPSS license authorization. 

Here are instructions from the Alliant IT Department.


Mac OS X:

In your Applications folder, you should see either an IBM folder or an SPSS folder. Open that folder.

Inside that folder should be a folder called SPSS 23. Open that folder.

You should see an application called License Authorization Wizard. Double-click that program.

The License Authorization Wizard should then launch.

The wizard should display the License Status window, which shows the authorization status for all detected SPSS components. Select Next. 

On the Product Authorization window, select the button next to License my product now. Select Next. 

Enter the authorization code (you can use copy/paste) you received in your SPSS Alliant request confirmation, then select Next.

If successful, the installer should report “Successfully processed all codes.” Select Next. Select Finish.

You have now completed the installation and license the authorization of your new SPSS software.