Friday, April 10, 2009

SPSS 16.0 - Statistical software

SPSS is a longtime player in the statistical/scientific software realm. Originally targeted at the social sciences, this statistical software package has evolved to support analysis and decision making in broader disciplines and business. I have some semi-vivid memories of my first encounter with SPSS in 1982—punch cards, JCL, /SYSIN = DD, and haggard grad students smoking up a gray cloud outside the room with the IBM 360, staring at a little black and white TV monitor in hopes that our job would finish next.

With the release of version 16, SPSS has made changes to the product that should ensure smoother transitions in the future and, even better, keep the Mac version in sync with the program’s Windows and Linux versions. These changes are primarily due to the complete re-implementation of the user interface in Java. The core statistical calculations are still done using platform-specific compiled code, ensuring efficient computation. In fact, several procedures have been optimized for multithreading on modern multicore processors, including the regression, correlation, and factor analysis modules.

Educators, especially those who teach in multiplatform environments, will be happy with the consistency across the product line. However, this consistency comes at the cost of aesthetics—the application has a clear Java look and feel. Things aren’t as bad as they could be in this department, since Apple is responsible for the Java implementation in Mac OS X. Thus, users won’t be totally unfamiliar with the interface, but it does lack the polish of most Apple software.

Click Below Links To Download
Download SPSS 16.0 Part 1

Download SPSS 16.0 Part 2

Note : These files are in rar format .Download both the parts and extract part 1 (automatically it will extract part2 also)if u have not installed winrar click here to download