New Version of SPSS

ITS has a newer edition of SPSS (version 19) available for download for faculty, staff, and students here:ITS Software

What’s new in version 19?

Linear models: Linear models predict a continuous target based on linear relationships between the target and one or more predictors. Linear models are relatively simple and give an easily interpreted mathematical formula for scoring. The properties of these models are well understood and can typically be built very quickly compared to other model types (such as neural networks or decision trees) on the same dataset. This feature is available in the Statistics Base add-on module. See the topic Linear models for more information.

Generalized linear mixed models: Generalized linear mixed models extend the linear model so that: the target is linearly related to the factors and covariates via a specified link function; the target can have a non-normal distribution; and the observations can be correlated. Generalized linear mixed models cover a wide variety of models, from simple linear regression to complex multilevel models for non-normal longitudinal data. This feature is available in the Advanced Statistics add-on module. See the topic GLM Multivariate Analysis for more information.

Lightweight tables: Lightweight tables can be rendered much faster than full-featured pivot tables. Although they lack the editing features of pivot tables, they can easily be converted to pivot tables with all editing features enabled.  See the topic Pivot table options for more information.

Scoring wizard: The new scoring wizard makes it easy to apply predictive models to score your data, and scoring no longer requires IBM® SPSS® Statistics Server. See the topic Scoring data with predictive models for more information.

Improved default measurement level: For data read from external sources and new variables created in a session, the method for determining default measurement level has been improved to evaluate more conditions than just the number of unique values. Since measurement level affects the results of many procedures, correct measurement level assignment is often important. See the topic Data Options for more information.

Syntax editor enhancements: You can now split the editor pane into two panes arranged with one above the other. You can indent or outdent blocks of syntax or automatically indent selections with a format similar to pasted syntax. A new toolbar button allows you to uncomment text that was previously commented out, and a new option setting allows you to paste syntax at the position of the cursor. You can now also navigate to the next or previous syntactical error (such as an unmatched quote), making it easier to locate these errors before running the syntax. See the topic Using the Syntax Editor for more information.

Compiled transformations: When you use compiled transformations, transformation commands (such as COMPUTE and RECODE) are compiled to machine code at run time to improve the performance of these transformations for datasets with a large number of cases. This feature requires SPSS Statistics Server.

Custom Tables: Custom Tables makes it easy to summarize IBM SPSS Statistics data in different styles for different audiences. It combines analytical capabilities to help you learn from your data with features that allow you to build tables people can easily read and interpret.