How do I Install SPSS or Use it through Horizon?

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All faculty, staff and students have the ability to open and save files in SPSS through Horizon.
 

*Please note: UNCW has a Network license for SPSS for teaching and unpaid academic research. This means the software can be installed on faculty or lab computers (Mac or Windows) as long as the research being done is unpaid. This Network license includes SSPS Base, Regression, and Advanced.

If you are in a non-academic area or need SPSS for paid research, please contact Tami Mansur (mansurt@uncw.edu) for a quote. You will need to let Tami know what modules you would like and whether or not the research you are doing is paid. IBM will be contacted for a quote.

Install SPSS

Computer Labs and Student Workstations

To install SPSS in a computer lab or on a student workstation, please submit a service request.
 

Faculty and Staff UNCW Owned Computers

To install SPSS on a faculty or staff UNCW owned computer, please submit a service request.
 

Personally Owned Computers

Use SPSS through Horizon by following the instructions below.

 

Open SPSS in the Horizon Client

*Please note:

Chromebook (Chrome OS) users: You must use Horizon HTML Access instead of installing the Horizon client. You will not be prompted to enable drive sharing in step 3.

  1. Open the installed Horizon client on your computer, and log in using your UNCW username (e.g., abc1234) and password. Unless you are using a Chromebook, do not use the Web (HTML) version in your browser. For more information, follow the article How do I Install and Configure Horizon?

  2. Double click on “UNCW_Desktop.” It will take a moment or two to fully load.

    Image of the Horizon window with "UNCW_Desktop" selected.

  3. On the “Drive Sharing” window, select “Allow” so that you can save your files (data sets) to your physical computer.

    Windows (PC):

    An image of the Windows "Drive Sharing" window with "Allow" circled.

    Mac:

    An image of the Mac "Drive Sharing" window prompting the users to click "Allow" or "Deny."

    TECH TIP: If you have multiple monitors, select the “Fullscreen” drop-down menu and select the monitor you want to show the virtual desktop on.

    An image of the UNCW_Desktop menu bar with "Fullscreen" selected in green.

  4. Once the UNCW Desktop has fully loaded, double-click on the “IBM SPSS Statistics [version number]” icon on the desktop. SPSS will take a moment or two to launch.

    An image of the IBM SPSS Statistics 27 icon on the UNCW_Desktop.

    *Please note: If you don't see the "IBM SPSS Statistics [version number]” icon on the desktop, end the session by selecting the "X" on the top toolbar, and open the UNCW_Desktop again.



Open and Save Files

*Please note: You will open from and save to your “Network Drive.” To avoid data loss, do not save anywhere else. This drive mirrors your physical computer hard drive. The Network Drive may have a letter next to it different from the screenshot below.

Chromebooks and mobile devices: The Network Drive is not available. Instead, you must open and save through OneDrive using the instructions below. To avoid data loss, do not save anywhere else.

Open From and Save to the Network Drive from Windows File Explorer An image of the Windows File Explorer icon.

An image showing the Network Drive location in the sidebar of Windows File Explorer. There is a note to only save there to prevent data loss.

 

Open From and Save to OneDrive from Windows File Explorer


If you use OneDrive on your physical computer [Windows instructions; macOS instructions] you may open from and save to the “OneDrive – UNC-Wilmington” folder within your Network Drive. Do not open from and save to the folder labeled only "OneDrive."

An image showing "OneDrive - UNC-Wilmington" selected in the Windows File Explorer sidebar. Above it there is another folder labeled only "OneDrive" with an arrow indicating to not save there.
 

Open From and Save to the Network Drive from the File > “Open” or “Save” Menus in SPSS:

If you were to open any folder here, it will mirror what is saved to your physical computer. If you use OneDrive on your physical computer [Windows instructions; macOS instructions] you may open from and save to the “OneDrive – UNC-Wilmington” folder within your Network Drive in SPSS. Do not open from and save to the folder labeled only "OneDrive."

An image showing the Network Drive within the "Open" and "Save" menus in SPSS. "OneDrive - UNC-Wilmington is selected indicating that the user should open from and save there. The folder labeled only "OneDrive" is crossed out indicating to not open from or save there.


If you need further assistance, please submit a service request or CHAT with TAC.

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