SPSS Statistics: LSU Overview

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General Information

SPSS is a modular, tightly integrated, full-featured product line for the analytical process-planning, data collecting, data access, data management and preparation, data analysis, reporting, and deployment.

  • Compatible with the following Operating Systems
    • Mac, Windows, & Linux.

No Personal Devices

Software License Information:  

  • LSU is ONLY Licensed for the LSU Main Campus in Baton Rouge, LA.  This is in accordance with the Software License Agreement between LSU & IBM (SPSS & AMOS). In addition to this campus restriction, no personal devices are allowed to install or use the software.
  • If you are working from home, you are required to access this software only from an LSU-owned device provided by your department, or you may remote into a campus device via Remote Desktop to use it as well. It is also available on the LSU VLab General Desktop as needed in interim.

Some examples include:

  • An LSU laptop you use at home that was provided to you by your department for work, or that you bought with a LaCarte card - this is OK
  • A personal laptop you bought for yourself with your own funds, or was gifted to you, to use for work & school - this is NOT ok

Availability (LSU Students)

Purchase through OnTheHub.com/spss.    (This is for your personal computer.)

FREE to use in the Public Access Labs AND on the LSU Virtual Lab (VLab).      

(How do I open SPSS on the LSU VLab?)

Availability (LSU Faculty & Staff)

Purchase through ITS - $130 per License per Year.  (This is for use on your LSU-Owned Computer.)

Purchase through OnTheHub.com/spss.  (This is for your Personal Computer.)

FREE to use in the Public Access Labs AND on the LSU Virtual Lab (VLab).      

(How do I open SPSS on the LSU VLab?)

FREE to use on LSU-owned Windows computers via Software Center.

Purchase Procedure (Processed by ITS)

SPSS: How to Purchase & Re-Install

Downloads & Install

Download from TigerWare


Renewing an existing install

Training & Support

SPSS Software Solutions

SPSS Support from IBM

SPSS User Communities

SPSS Documentation provided by IBM

LSU Support & Policy Statements

Service Desk Contact Information

Policy Statements


Referenced from:  IBM

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