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Statistical /Scientific Desktop Software

SPSS Statistical Software

  • Widely used statistical/data analysis package. Run simple and advanced statistical analysis; good charting/table tools and data import/export.
  • Download and use open source integrations such as Python programming.
  • Available for Windows, Mac and Linux. You must have a Windows or Apple OS computer that meets technical requirements in order to install and use the software, 

Downstate has made SPSS statistical analysis software available in three ways:

  • Online using a Citrix virtual desktop: 
  • Via installation and authorization on your computer;
  • On campus computers in the Medical Library.

Download the how-to instructions on installation or online access that are posted at the bottom of this page.  You can also watch a demo video on online access.

IMPORTANTSPSS installation and online access has changed.  If you choose to use SPSS either online or via installation on your computer, make sure you take the time to read and understand the instructions we have posted below..

Click on the appropriate link below, then enter your Downstate NetID username and password (if requested). 

The compressed Zip file contains the installer file.  Note that a stand-alone license key is no longer provided.  See installation instructions for the new authorization process..

  • If you need assistance, send an email to with the subject line "SPSS: Install (Your Name)"


Install for Windows Install for macOS Install for Linux

 Faculty or staff will have to request installation on their Downstate PC.  Send an email to with the subject SPSS: Install (Your Name) and the following information:

  • Your name, department, phone number, building and office location
  • The name of your computer: To find your computer name: Click on the Start/Windows button at bottom left; choose the Control Panel/Settings button (gear icon), then System > About/Properties.
  • Two possible 90 minute appointment slots: suggest two dates/times in the next two weeks when you would be available and could be at that computer during the installation.