SPSS 25+: Installation Instructions (Mac)

PLEASE NOTE: The LSU VPN may be required to install SPSS when you are off campus. For more information about VPN, please see the VPN / Virtual Private Network: LSU Overview.

These instructions are written for LSU Faculty & Staff who have purchased SPSS through ITS.  Upon creation of the Internal Transaction and submission of the SPSS Request, you will receive an Authorization Code

Mac Installation Instructions:

1. Purchase SPSS Statistics through ITS. View instructions on how to do this.

2. Wait until you receive the e-mail containing your Authorization Code.  

3. Download SPSS Statistics from TigerWare.

SPSS Statistics 25 (Mac) download button


4. Open the downloaded .dmg file to run the SPSS Statistics Installer.

NOTE: It may have to verify before and after this step. This could take a few minutes. 

5. Click Open to allow the computer to open the file from the internet. 

Open Downloaded Application prompt


6. If necessary, type your User Name and Password to allow installation. Press Install Helper.

User login prompt


7. Choose a language, then select OK.

Language Selection window


8. Click Next.

Installation window


9. Read the Software License Agreement.  Select the "I accept the terms in the license agreement" checkbox. Click Next.

Software License Agreement | Installation Window


10. Choose Yes to install Essentials for Python. Click Next.

Python Essentials | Installation Window


11. Read the Python License Agreement.  Select "I accept the terms of the license agreement." Click Next.

Python License Agreement | Installation Window


12. Read the Python License Agreement.  Select "I accept the terms of the license agreement." Click Next.

Python License Agreement  Installation Window on license agreement


13. Click Next. (Click Choose to change the location to save SPSS.)

Choose Install Folder | Installation Window


14. Review the Pre-Installation Summary and click the Install button to begin the installation. 

Pre-Installation Summary | Installation Window


15. To complete the Installation, click Done.

Install Complete | Installation Window


Product Authorization:

1. To authorize your SPSS product, click Next

License Status Window


NOTE: If you receive the message "Warning! You do not have the correct administrator privileges to license this product.", You will need to access the OS X Terminal to successfully authorize your product. Instructions for how to complete this process are shown here: https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/getting-warning-message-you-do-not-have-correct-administrator-privileges-when-attempting-license-spss-statistics-product-mac-os.

Administrator Privilege Error window


2. Select Authorized user license. Click Next

SPSS Licensing Window


3. Enter the Authorization Code received from ITS. Click Next.

Authorization Code | Licensing Window


4. Click Finish to complete product authorization. 

Licensing Complete Window


Referenced from: IBM

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