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MASH : Maths and Stats Help

SPSS and RStudio

What is SPSS?

University of Lincoln staff and students have access to the software package IBM SPSS Statistics, a very popular software package for statistical analysis. We currently have licences for SPSS 25 through to 28.

All computers in the University Library have SPSS on them. SPSS can also be downloaded from the Software Center on each PC, or via AppsAnywhere.

Can I have SPSS on my own computer?

You can download SPSS onto your own computer.

Access IBM SPSS Downloads & Activation Codes

You do not need to download SPSS every year but you will need to reauthenticate your license code. To update your code search your computer for 'SPSS Authenication Wizard', this runs outside of the typical SPSS windows and will help you update the program. Technical support for SPSS is provided by ICT. If you have any problems with the installation, please contact them for help.

What is R Studio?

Some schools at the University of Lincoln require students to conduct their analysis using R. 

RStudio is an integrated environment for R that some students consider more user-friendly and accessible than the base versions of R. 

RStudio can be downloaded onto your own desktop from its own external website:

Download RStudio