Taking up fundamental statistics in my graduate course required me to download SPSS or PSPP for statistical analysis of large sets of data. SPSS is the easier one to install, and you can find it on IBM’s product page worth $1170 (Basic) – $7820 (Premium). If you’re like me, you just said “Hory shet!”
Being part of the 99% who needs money, I decided to opt for the more complicated installation of PSPP, which is a free open-source software alternative for SPSS. After three days of trying to get this to work on my Mac OSX, and finding out that it only takes a few hours, I decided to create this guide to help you avoid the mistakes I made.
There is a free alternative - PSPP and we've made a tutorial how to install it on your Mac. Besides allowing one to get a clear overview of the possible outcomes of a given action or trend, IBM SPSS Statistics also features a built-in statistical modeling tool that makes it. PSPP is a powerful and versatile utility designed as a free alternative for the proprietary program SPSS and, as a result, it provides numerous tools and features that can help you in the statistical analysis of sampled data. Open source IBM SPSS alternative for macOS. First of all, if you download the.
Let’s get it on!
Total Installation Time: 9 hours with Xcode download, 52 minutes without Xcode download (On a 10Mbps connection with a Macbook 2016)
|Application||Download Time||Installation Time|
|Xcode||8 hours||10 minutes|
|Xcode CLI Tools||10 minutes||5 minutes|
|MacPorts||1 minute||10 minutes|
|PSPP||5 minutes||5 minutes|
|X11||1 minute||5 minutes|
Step 1: Download Xcode, Xcode Command Line Tools, and MacPorts in that order
If you check out the PSPP documentation, you’ll find out that you first you have to install MacPorts. If you check the MacPorts documentation, it says you have to download the Xcode and the Xcode Command Line Tools. Xcode can be downloaded through the AppStore. MacPorts has a pkg installer ready for your OSX so that you just need to download, and double click the pkg for a breezy installation experience.
Step 2: Download PSPP via MacPorts
How To Download Pspp On Mac Computer
This can be done by opening Terminal and typing sudo port install pspp.
sudo port install pspp
Then hit the return key.
(Optional) Step 3: Download X11 for PSPPIRE
By this point, you have pspp ready to serve you, but when you try their GUI, it fails to load telling you that
Pspp Download Windows 10
GTK-Warning: cannot open display
This means you’re missing the required X server needed to run the application. This is remedied by downloading and installing X11 from here.
Step 4: Launch PSPP / PSPPIRE
In the Terminal app, simply type
to launch the Command Line Interface (CLI) of pspp OR
to launch the Graphical User Interface (GUI) of pspp which is claimed to be 90% much like SPSS
Step 5: Enjoy
That’s it! Why did it take me 3 days? because I had trouble with PSPPIRE which made me try to follow a forum post that was dated years ago. It entailed downloading so many packages that took forever. Thankfully, I chanced upon this post on my third day of struggle, and found the secret ingredient of using X11.
Thank you internet!