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Re: Acessing the GUI

From: alma rivera
Subject: Re: Acessing the GUI
Date: Tue, 2 Sep 2008 04:54:40 -0700 (PDT)

Hi there,

I am also a statistics student that downloaded PSPP as an alternative of SPSS.  I am a big fan of opensource material, even though I am far from managing the complex programming procedures.  I have downloaded PSPP 6.0 but, apparently, have an uncompiled product.  Everywhere I have looked for, what I have found are instructions for compiling in environments that, at least what I have understood, are not Mac based.  Are there instructions for compiling the package downloaded at  After it unzip I got a bunch of files that are not identified by my OS...  I have not been able to install it.  I followed some instructions there but I dont think those were prepared for a Mac.

I already asked and John Darrington helped me, but I have not been able to do this.  I have looked for a forum or something like that for begineers but havent been successful.

I would really love to be able to do this since most of my classmates and even my professor didnt knew anything about PSPP and I think its great that a project is been developed so people can have access to information without having to spend so much money.

Thanks again for your time....

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----- Original Message ----
From: Andy Choens <address@hidden>
To: thekingofcheap <address@hidden>
Cc: address@hidden
Sent: Monday, September 1, 2008 8:45:30 PM
Subject: Re: Acessing the GUI

As a Ubuntu use, I can confirm what Ben said. The version of pspp in the
repos does not include psppire. To get psppire on Ubuntu, you will need
to compile the 0.6 release or use a binary someone else compiled. If you
are running x86, I can send you a binary. If you are running 64-bit or
Mac, I don't have anything that will work on your machine.

If you want the binary, I'll send it to you (off-list). But, this binary
comes with a couple of caveats. 1) You'll need to install all
dependencies by hand, since I was a lzay sod and didn't set up the .deb
file to do that AND you will need to accept the risk that I did the
compile. This binary may steal your soul or eat your first born child.

That being said, it works great for me.


thekingofcheap wrote:
> Hi all, I am a student taking a statistics course and found PSPP as an
> alternative to SPSS (I run Ubuntu).
> I've downloaded and installed PSPP through the repos but I can't figure out
> how to access the GUI.  Somewhere I saw the command "psppire" but my
> terminal didn't recognize it.  Is there another way?  I know I must sound
> dumb, but I've searched around and found nothing.

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