SPSS - Mac Installation

The installation procedures are valid for both SPSS 27 and previous versions.

NOTE: The activation key for UD-licensed versions of SPSS expires annually. If you've already installed SPSS but received a message that your installation is scheduled to expire, follow these directions to renew an existing SPSS software installation >>

  1. Open a web browser and go to software.udayton.edu​​​​​
  2. Sign in with your University username and password.
  3. Select the OS X operating system then click on the All Available Software link and choose IBM SPSS 26 Mac.

  4. Scroll to the terms and conditions and click on the "I hereby accept..." check box.  Select the Automated Installer option and then select the Product Key checkbox.

  5. Click on Retrieve Product Key.

  6. Select the displayed product key code and copy the information.
  7. Click Download. Once the download is complete, open it.
  8. Once it finishes verifying and opens the SPSS Statistics window, double-click on the blue, circular installer icon. A window may appear asking if you are sure you want to open an application that was downloaded from the Internet. Click Open if this message appears.

  9. Enter your system password and a window asking for a language should appear. Select your preferred language (English) and click OK. Proceed through the terms and agreements.
  10. Click Next and then be sure to select I accept the terms in the license agreement. Click Next again to proceed.
  11. When asked to install IBM SPSS Statistics - Essentials for Python check Yes and click Next.

  12. Accept terms in the license agreements and click Next.
  13. Once you get to Choose Install Folder, pick the destination you would like to store SPSS. Then proceed to install by clicking Next and then Install.

  14. Once the installation is complete, check the box to Start SPSS... and click Done.

    NOTE: If you did not check the box, find the folder in the Launchpad that is labeled IBM (Other) and click on SPSS Statistics Installation Wizard. If you checked the box to launch the program, click License Product and it will redirect you to the installation wizard.
  15. Click Next on the opening screen.  Choose Authorized user Licence (I purchased a single copy of the product) and click Next.

  16. Paste the product key (that was copied in step xxx) into the Enter Code field and click Next
    NOTE: You must be connected to the Internet to license your product.

  17. Once the licensing is complete, click Finish.


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