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Viewer for SPSS files
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Stephan Barth
2008-11-07 16:38:46 UTC
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Hello,

I am looking for a program with which I am able to view SPSS files. Does
anybody know if such a program exists and where I can get it?

Thank you very much!

Best regards

Stephan
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Bruce Weaver
2008-11-07 16:57:06 UTC
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Post by Stephan Barth
Hello,
I am looking for a program with which I am able to view SPSS files. Does
anybody know if such a program exists and where I can get it?
Thank you very much!
Best regards
Stephan
If you mean an Output File viewer, yes--at least there is one for
viewing older versions of output files (with .spo extension). If you
mean a data file viewer, I don't think so.

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Ben Pfaff
2008-11-07 19:28:43 UTC
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Post by Bruce Weaver
Post by Stephan Barth
I am looking for a program with which I am able to view SPSS files. Does
anybody know if such a program exists and where I can get it?
If you mean an Output File viewer, yes--at least there is one for
viewing older versions of output files (with .spo extension). If you
mean a data file viewer, I don't think so.
PSPP, available at http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp, can view
SPSS data files.
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2014-01-08 16:27:41 UTC
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Post by Ben Pfaff
PSPP, available at http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp, can view
SPSS data files.
Yes, it can view data files, but not SPSS output files (go figure). So far I can't find any way to view spss output files short of buying spss--and that's lots of $$$$!!! Anybody else have any ideas?

And if you say "smartreader," please provide an actual link to the actual download. I find a lot of info online about this tool but can't find the download link & would appreciate some help w/that. Thanks!
Bruce Weaver
2014-01-08 19:17:59 UTC
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Post by Ben Pfaff
PSPP, available at http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp, can view
SPSS data files.
Yes, it can view data files, but not SPSS output files (go figure). So far I can't find any way to view spss output files short of buying spss--and that's lots of $$$$!!! Anybody else have any ideas?
And if you say "smartreader," please provide an actual link to the actual download. I find a lot of info online about this tool but can't find the download link & would appreciate some help w/that. Thanks!
Try a Google search on <spss output viewer> -- the first few links look
useful.

ftp://ftp.software.ibm.com/software/analytics/spss/support/Stats/Docs/Statistics/LegacyViewer/readme.html

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21479879

https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/community/wikis/home?lang=en#!/wiki/We70df3195ec8_4f95_9773_42e448fa9029/page/Downloads%20for%20IBM%C2%AE%20SPSS%C2%AE%20Statistics
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e***@deusto.es
2014-11-30 12:48:49 UTC
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Thank you very much for sharing information so helpful.
p***@gmail.com
2014-06-11 19:53:20 UTC
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I understand it's been year you asked this, just posting as this is still an open thread.

http://savreader.com/

Is the one I use.

Regards,
Pranjal
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s***@gmail.com
2014-07-21 23:13:11 UTC
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Post by p***@gmail.com
I understand it's been year you asked this, just posting as this is still an open thread.
http://savreader.com/
Is the one I use.
Regards,
Pranjal
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I don't know if the person that originated the post needed it a year later but it helped me out! So thanks!!
r***@gmail.com
2014-11-07 14:34:05 UTC
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Post by p***@gmail.com
I understand it's been year you asked this, just posting as this is still an open thread.
http://savreader.com/
Is the one I use.
Regards,
Pranjal
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I don't know if the person that originated the post needed it a year later but it helped me out! So thanks!!
Me too - thanks!
a***@email.jfku.edu
2015-08-05 21:34:45 UTC
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Post by p***@gmail.com
I understand it's been year you asked this, just posting as this is still an open thread.
http://savreader.com/
Is the one I use.
Regards,
Pranjal
Track Opinion
thank you!
a***@gmail.com
2015-08-14 20:27:57 UTC
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Post by a***@email.jfku.edu
Post by p***@gmail.com
I understand it's been year you asked this, just posting as this is still an open thread.
http://savreader.com/
Is the one I use.
Regards,
Pranjal
Track Opinion
thank you!
SavReader is terrific -- thanks!
p***@gmail.com
2016-03-05 10:21:26 UTC
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Thanks for this. What can i use to open a .spv file?
k***@ihsnyc.org
2016-06-01 15:03:37 UTC
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Post by Stephan Barth
Hello,
I am looking for a program with which I am able to view SPSS files. Does
anybody know if such a program exists and where I can get it?
Thank you very much!
Best regards
Stephan
--
Dr. Stephan Barth
www.stephan-barth.de
s***@gmail.com
2017-01-02 11:28:55 UTC
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http://www.colectica.com/software/colecticaforexcel colectica is probably cheapest i saw
r***@gmail.com
2017-01-22 19:26:08 UTC
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So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
IBM does make a free program for viewing SPSS output files (.spv files), called SmartReader. It's surprisingly hard to track down a link to download it, but this worked for me:
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
scottedwards2000
2017-02-21 04:01:47 UTC
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Thank you, Rose! It was worth scrolling to the end! :-)

Scott
Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
v***@gmail.com
2017-03-06 09:17:42 UTC
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Thank you, Rose! This helped me out incredibly so!
d***@gmail.com
2017-05-17 13:36:55 UTC
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thank you so much. it helps
f***@gmail.com
2017-06-02 01:15:08 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Thanks, Rose. That was a good help! :)
o***@gmail.com
2017-06-09 02:43:38 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Good morning Rose,

I read your guidelines on how to open SPSS files. Was able to follow the steps up to downloading the smartreader, but could not install it.

Please, how do I install it?
How do I continue from here?

Your urgent attention will be highly appreciated.
v***@gmail.com
2017-08-16 08:45:56 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Thank you Rose! Your help was really useful!
a***@gmail.com
2017-09-14 10:43:35 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Thanks Rose!
Great instructions and this solved the issue.
Much appraciated.
Abi
ratha
2018-02-14 12:59:29 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Thanks for the sharing, useful information
a***@gmail.com
2018-10-04 00:21:28 UTC
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That's awesome, thanks Rose!

Kelli
j***@gmail.com
2019-12-16 22:44:40 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Today is December 16, 2019 and this is still useful information!
Thank you!! This was a life saver.
l***@vt.edu
2020-01-02 04:40:44 UTC
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Post by j***@gmail.com
Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Today is December 16, 2019 and this is still useful information!
Thank you!! This was a life saver.
Seconded in 2020! I'll be printing this out and sharing with my department. A lot of them don't have their own copies of SPSS, but I get the feeling that a lot would appreciate this.
a***@gmail.com
2020-02-20 07:47:31 UTC
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Post by r***@gmail.com
So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose
Hi Rose
Thanks for the information. Does not work with OS Catalina though, at least not yet as it seems
k***@gmail.com
2017-04-16 18:53:01 UTC
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Thanks Rose. Your concise instructions cut through the clutter nicely!
s***@gmail.com
2017-05-18 08:12:08 UTC
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Hi
I can view spss file but can't view outruth.
No output window is popping out
r***@gmail.com
2017-07-08 17:28:47 UTC
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I just made a webapp to do this where you can just upload the file: https://rkbarney.shinyapps.io/thisnotthatstat/ upload your .sav and choose .csv and then open in Excel.

You could also use the Haven Package in R to transfer to .csv and then open the .csv file in Excel (which is what that webapp does in the background).
d***@gmail.com
2017-12-23 13:44:47 UTC
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Rose, what a star! Thanks for these instructions. Exactly what I was looking for.
c***@gmail.com
2018-04-04 12:56:57 UTC
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Post by Stephan Barth
Hello,
I am looking for a program with which I am able to view SPSS files. Does
anybody know if such a program exists and where I can get it?
Thank you very much!
Best regards
Stephan
--
Dr. Stephan Barth
www.stephan-barth.de
http://www.asselberghs.dds.nl/stuff.htm
j***@gmail.com
2019-12-16 22:46:28 UTC
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So far, none of the responses actually provide details about how to get a program that allows you to view SPSS output files (not data files), so I'm posting instructions for that even though the question was asked a while ago.
IBM does make a free program for viewing SPSS output files (.spv files), called SmartReader. It's surprisingly hard to track down a link to download it, but this worked for me:
1. Go here https://www-01.ibm.com/marketing/iwm/iwm/web/preLogin.do?source=swg-tspssp
2. If you don't have one already, you'll need to create an IBM account (and opt out of their mailing lists on three separate pages...)
3. Once you've created your account, return to the log in page above and log in.
4. Scroll down and select "Tools for SPSS Statistics Products Multiplatform" and then download the files relevant for your operating system (note that if you're using Chrome you'll need to switch from the default "Download Director" to "download from http" in the tab at the top).
Cheers,
Rose


Today is December 16, 2019 and this is still useful information!
Thank you this was a life saver today!
n***@gmail.com
2020-03-01 14:56:44 UTC
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Found IBM Smartreader available with no signup/account/etc. from:
https://developer.ibm.com/predictiveanalytics/docs/spss-statistics/programmability/extensions-tools-and-utilities-for-spss-statistics/
Kai Borgolte
2021-04-08 11:18:31 UTC
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It's 2021, and actually IBM hides download links for Smartreader at

<https://community.ibm.com/community/user/datascience/viewdocument/extensions-tools-and-utilities-for?CommunityKey=886b6874-0fb1-402c-8243-c70ef8179a99&tab=librarydocuments>

The zip file for version 27 Windows 64 bit contains two exe files and
one msi file. I tried "SmartReader.exe" first and it did the setup.
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Kai Borgolte, Bonn
Thomas Schultze
2021-07-02 12:55:30 UTC
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Post by Kai Borgolte
It's 2021, and actually IBM hides download links for Smartreader at
<https://community.ibm.com/community/user/datascience/viewdocument/extensions-tools-and-utilities-for?CommunityKey=886b6874-0fb1-402c-8243-c70ef8179a99&tab=librarydocuments>
The zip file for version 27 Windows 64 bit contains two exe files and
one msi file. I tried "SmartReader.exe" first and it did the setup.
--
Kai Borgolte, Bonn
Thanks Kai! A lot.

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2020-09-03 18:48:05 UTC
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Post by Stephan Barth
Hello,
I am looking for a program with which I am able to view SPSS files. Does
anybody know if such a program exists and where I can get it?
Thank you very much!
Best regards
Stephan
--
Dr. Stephan Barth
www.stephan-barth
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