IBM SPSS Software IBM SPSS Software

IBM SPSS Statistics

SPSS is a general purpose statistical package which provides a broad range of data manipulation, presentation and statistical capabilities, applicable across a range of academic disciplines. It is well used throughout the University both for research and for teaching.

For more information on SPSS at the UEA 

The SPSS Modeler Licence is ONLY AVAILABLE to current CMP students or students studying a CMP module.

IBM SPSS Modeler 15

IBM® SPSS® Modeler is a powerful, versatile data mining workbench that helps you build accurate predictive models quickly and intuitively, without programming.

Discover patterns and trends in structured or unstructured data more easily, using a unique visual interface supported by advanced analytics. Model outcomes and understand what factors influence them so you can take advantage of opportunities and mitigate risks

SPSS Modeler within CMP

The School of Computing Science has a site licence which entitles us to install an academic version of Modeler 15 on all of our CMP IT lab PCs. It also entitles CMP students & staff to download and run SPSS Modeler on one home PC or Laptop for academic or research use.

To download and activate IBM SPSS Modeler 15 please see your Blackboard course module for the link & details.

Please note that SPSS Modeler 15 is not available to run natively on Mac OSX (see below for additional details)

How to install SPSS Modeler on Mac OS X

To install SPSS Modeler on Mac OS X you will need to use one of the following methods. 

Boot Camp
Boot camp is a multi-boot utility included with OS X that assists users in installing Microsoft Windows on a Mac. It basically turns the Mac in to a dual boot Windows/OS X machine. To boot into the Windows environment you must use the utility in the control panel to shut down your Mac and re-boot into Windows.

VirtualBox is a cross platform, free and open source virtualisation software package from Oracle. It can be installed on a host computer (Mac) as an application and can run a number of guest operating systems (Windows, Linux) from within its application. Each guest operating system has its own virtual environment and shares system resources with the host (Mac).

Parallels Desktop software for Mac, works similar to VirtualBox. It creates a Virtual Windows/Linux environment, but instead of running it through a separate application like Virtual Box it can be run alongside your Mac OS X install. For example you can have Windows application shortcuts on your dock which will launch straight into that chosen application. Parallels is not free but there is a discounted education edition available