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July 25th, 2007, 11:51 AM
Hi there!

I found a lot of posts out there regarding running SPSS on Linux distros. The regular answers to this problem are:

1) running through Wine, witch can be troublesome;
2) using native software such as R-Project, witch has a significant learning curve.

Well, today I was informed that from version 16.0, SPSS will have a Linux version. It will still be expensive as hell, but, what the heck, most of us use the University-paid student versions ;)

Thought you would like to know.

Happy statistics to all!

Ps.: slowly, comercial software companies are starting to be aware of growing Linux communities. Aren't you sad?

July 25th, 2007, 01:53 PM
Good news for sure! Strange, though, that there was no version for a UNIX-like system such as Linux up till now considering the origins of SPSS seem to predate both Windows and Apple computers..!

July 25th, 2007, 02:15 PM
Wow! This is great news ... do you have an ETA on that release?

July 29th, 2007, 10:45 PM
I'm not sure, I read, from a blog, that the release date is usually around Labor Day, but has not yet been announced.

July 31st, 2007, 10:51 PM
They're still promoting SPSS 15 :\

But I'm sure that billion dollar software will be available soon 8-)

In the meanwille, let's all learn R!


August 2nd, 2007, 03:52 AM
In the meanwille, let's all learn R!:D
Yes...do. It will take a little while, but you will be much better off if you invest the time.