Problem runing PSPP

Asked by ops on 2008-06-28

I just installed PSPP (SPSS Like program) from synaptic manager. But i am unable to run it. IS there GUI to run it or How do i start from the terminal. Typing PSPPire in terminal did not wrok.
thanks

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Jensen Somers (jsomers) said : #1

Try "pspp" as a command from the terminal.

Bhavani Shankar (bhavi) said : #2

hello

just typing

pspp

in a terminal starts pspp environment

There are some Alternatives to SPSS:

Salstat http://salstat.sourceforge.net/
R http://www.r-project.org/
Macanova http://www.stat.umn.edu/macanova/

There is an native SPSS-Version for Linux too, it seems that SPSS 16 works under Hardy Heron (8.04):

http://ph.ubuntuforums.com/showthread.php?t=724613

I read that SPSS is very Expensive you can try the alternatives

Regards

Bhavani Shankar.

ops (dr7oms) said : #3

thanks but it does not start GUI. I read some where it also has GUI (which should start by typing psppire). Please help me run GUI for PSPP

ops (dr7oms) said : #5

i tried to compile but it seems to geeky for me as i am just beginner in linux. Can you please suggest me spss like program with GUI without needing to compile from my part
thanks

Myroslav (mgalan) said : #6

I was having similar problems after installing PSPP through Synaptic. I then went to the following site: http://www.gnu.org/software/pspp/get.html and downloaded the item under "unofficial update." In the dialogue box that appears, I chose Open with Debi Package Installer (default). When it was finished, I miraculously found the PSPP Gui under Education in the Applications menu. I hope it works for you.

al3xa (aca-blagotic) said : #7

Myroslav, you are as lucky as man can be... I've installed alpha update and still have problems!
I've also downloaded unofficial update, but when I try to install deb package, always get message:

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libgsl0

Where to hell is that package!??!
I'm new in Ubuntu, and I'm using Heron installed by Woobi installer... so if it has smthing to do with that... I would like you to keep that in mind!
But, aren't you bit a lucky? lucky, lucky, lucky...
O_o
Pls help!!!
Thanx!

Think I got it.
I went to http://packages.ubuntu.com/gutsy/i386/libgsl0/download
Got the gutsy version of libgsl0 then tried to install the unoffical pspp from the site and it worked.
???
Good luck
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tobal (lopeztobal) said : #9

Only install rkward from synaptic, rkward is a complete GUI for R-CRAN.

Thx Ops!!
psppire is working for me, after googling around half an hour

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