The SPSS statistical software package, installed on many MCECS computer lab systems and on some managed desktops in offices, will no longer be available on CAT managed systems in MCECS after July 1, 2020.

The shared cost of the centrally purchased site license that enabled its use is being pushed out to the schools/departments. With most statistical computing now focused on R, there was not enough interest within MCECS to pick up the cost for the use of SPSS on college systems.

For any MCECS users who still want to use it, SPSS will continue to be available in central OIT computer labs (including their VLAB). Researchers who may want to get their own copy will need to purchase it directly.