SAS and SPSS statistical software licensing is available for university-owned computers.
SPSS is distributed to all faculty and staff computers over the network. Faculty and staff can install the software on their university office computers on-demand at no cost. Classroom and computer lab installations are managed by college and department staff.
To run SPSS on a laptop that is not plugged into the campus network (at home, traveling, etc.), you will need to enable the SPSS Commuter License. Review instructions on Installing SPSS Commuter License on Laptops (PDF).
The SPSS Commuter License requires that the license be renewed every 30 days or SPSS will cease to run. A laptop computer must connect to the university network in order to validate the license on a server.
To connect to the university network to renew the commuter license there are two options below.
The SPSS licenses policy permits two consecutive SPSS versions to run on the campus at one time, e.g. version 21 and 22. IBM generally releases a new version of SPSS yearly in October. OTS will make available the latest version each year for faculty, staff and lab managers to install if they wish to. However, faculty and staff generally run the same version that is available to students on Virtual Workspace.
On Virtual Workspace SPSS is updated on a two year cycle. Every other year (2015, 2017, etc.) at the conclusion of spring semester, SPSS is upgraded to the latest version. For example: at the conclusion of spring semester, SPSS version 21 would be replaced by version 23 on Virtual Workspace. Two years later, SPSS version 23 would be replaced by version 25. This cycle repeats every two years.
SPSS is available on Virtual Workspace , enabling students, faculty, and staff to use SPSS anywhere and anytime on the web.
The university version of SPSS cannot be installed on home computers due to the licensing requirements. If you want to install SPSS on your personal computer you can contact IBM SPSS Inc. to purchase it.
SPSS provides assistance for application in the SPSS Student Resource Center. this site has free video tutorials, suggested books and links to a iTunesU statistics courses at SPSS.
SAS is a scalable, integrated software environment that is specially designed for data access, transformation, and reporting. License cost: $75 and is provided at a discounted price through the university for Windows only.
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