PASW Statistics

PASW Statistics 18 (formerly SPSS Statistics) puts the power of advanced statistical analysis in your hands. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced statistician, its comprehensive set of tools will meet your needs.

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Have confidence in your results and in the decisions your organization makes, when you use PASW Statistics.

Enjoy many new capabilities, plus greater flexibility in how you use this comprehensive set of tools. PASW Statistics Base is no longer a requirement for operating other modules: they now can be installed and run independently or in conjunction with any other modules.

What's New in PASW Statistics

  • New offerings
  • Improved automation
    • The Automated Data Preparation feature (in PASW Data Preparation) detects and corrects quality errors in one efficient step
  • New analysis and reporting
    • New nonparametric tests (in PASW Statistics Base)
    • Post-computed categories (in PASW Custom Tables)
    • Significance tests (in PASW Custom Tables)
    • Rule checking in Secondary SPC Charts (in PASW Statistics Base)
  • Improved architecture and technology
    • Improved performance and display for large pivot tables for all modules
    • Enhanced Model Viewer allows for interactive visualizations for Two Step Cluster analysis and Nonparametric tests (in PASW Statistics Base), and Automated Data Preparation (in PASW Data Preparation)
    • Improved performance of commonly used procedures such as Frequencies, Crosstabs, Descriptive statistics (in PASW Statistics Base Server)
    • Additional support of 64-bit hardware on Windows and Mac platforms


Automated Data Preparation
The interactive Data Preparation output within PASW Data Preparation that automatically prepares the data for the users as well as recommends changes that can be made

Automated Data Preparation

Profile of Contacts
Profile of Contacts within PASW Direct Marketing gives users the information that fits the specific criteria that they are interested in. (e.g. unmarried, females in the East, South and West)

Profile of Contacts

Postal Code Response
Postal Code Response within PASW Direct Marketing displays which percentile meets the target rate the organizations capacity to mail to them

Postal Code Response

  • Data access tools and data management tools:
    • Direct Excel data access
    • Access SAS 7, 8, or 9 data files, including compressed files
    • Data Restructure Wizard
    • Convert a single record to multiple records
    • Convert multiple records to a single record
    • Multiple datasets can be run in the same session
    • OLE DB data access
    • Import from and export to PASW Data Collection Interviewer Web
    • ODBC Capture -- DataDirect Drivers
    • Unicode support
    • Text Wizard
    • Support for long variable names, longer value labels and very long text strings
    • Longer value labels
    • Very long text strings
    • SAS 7/8/9 data files including compressed files
    • Export data to SAS and current versions of Excel
  • Basic data preparation tools:
    • Define Variable properties tool
    • Date/Time Wizard
    • Identify Duplicate cases
    • Optimal Binning
    • Visual Bander
    • Copy Data Properties tool
    • Export to Database Wizard
    • Define Variable Sets
  • The Data Editor -- Access data from:
    • PASW Statistics SAV Files
    • PASW Data Collection data
    • Excel
    • Stata, SAS, Systat
    • dBase
    • Databases (Oracle, SQL Server, IBM AIX)
    • Text files
  • The Syntax Editor -- Auto-complete, color coding and other features make it easier to edit and test syntax
  • The Output Management System:
    • Generate tabular results
    • Table-to-graph conversion option
    • Use search and replace to make corrections
    • Export models as XML to SmartScore, as HTML, or in PDF format
    • Share PASW Statistics output with PASW Smartreader
  • Tabular Output
  • Charts -- Many types of charts can be created, either through the Graphboard of by using the ChartBuilder interface:
    • Basic Graphs
    • Charts for multiple response variables
    • Interactive graphs — scriptable
    • Auto- and cross-correlation graphs
    • Overlay and dual Y-axis charts
    • ROC analysis
    • Time-series charts
    • Graphics Production Language for custom charts
    • Chart Gallery
    • Chart Looks
  • The HELP system -- A rich resource for users at all levels, it offers:

    • Full Index Browse and Search
    • Statistics Coach
    • Tutorials
  • Add capabilities through the PASW Programmability Extension:
    • Flow control or syntax jobs
    • User defined procedures
    • Partial Least Squares regression
    • PASW Statistics equivalent of the SAS DATA STEP
    • Support for R algorithms and graphics
    • Python for backend scripting
    • Python for frontend scripting
    • Custom UI Builder
Database Wizard
Database Wizard - quickly access massive amounts of data from numerous database sources with the PASW Statistics Database wizard

Database Wizard

Define Variable Properties
Define Variable Properties - create your labels once, and the Define Variable Properties tool copies and presents your labels to the entire dataset

Define Variable Properties

Visual Binner
Visual Binner - lets you easily create bands (e.g. break ages or income into specific ranges)

Visual Binner

Data Editor
Data Editor - pull your data from different file types, such as Excel, SAS, .SAV and display them in the PASW Statistics Data Editor

Data Editor

Custom Dialog Builder
Custom Dialog Builder - allows users to make existing dialogs easier for business users and create dialogs for custom features built through programmability

Custom Dialog Builder

Syntax Editor
Syntax Editor - autocompletion, color coding of syntax, display of line numbers help users create syntax quickly and easier and check for errors before executing.

Syntax Editor

Graphboard - choose from various different types of charts or graphs through integration with Graphboard.


Solve business and research problems using the premier statistical software product for data management and analysis.

3 Reasons to Upgrade

  • New automation and innovation
  • New analysis and reporting
  • Improved technology and architecture

Learn More

Programming and Data Management for PASW Statistics

A guide for PASW Statistics and SAS users.

PASW Statistics Base 18

This specifications sheet describes the data management features, statistics, and presentation graphics available in PASW Statistics Base 18.

PASW Statistics Comparison Sheet 18

This 8-page piece highlights new or enhanced features: An updated syntax editor, a custom dialog builder, improved programmability, added statistics, and more.

PASW Statistics Data Sheet

The PASW Statistics data sheet summarizes how this suite of products for statistical analysis helps organizations solve business and research problems easily and efficiently.

Software Downloads

PASW Statistics 18 for Windows

  • Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP (Professional, 32-bit) or Vista® (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Hardware:
    • Intel® or AMD x86 processor running at 1GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM or more recommended
    • Minimum free drive space: 800MB***
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Super VGA (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor
  • For connecting with PASW Statistics Server, a network adapter running the TCP/IP network protocol
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 6 or 7

PASW Statistics 18 for Mac

  • Operating system: Apple® Mac 10.5x (Leopard™) and 10.6x (Snow Leopard™). (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Hardware:
    • Intel processor
    • Memory: 1GB RAM or more recommended
    • Minimum free drive space: 800MB***
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Super VGA (800x600) or higher-resolution monitor
  • Web browser: Safari™
    • Java™ Standard Edition 5.0 (J2SE 5.0)

PASW Statistics 18 for Linux

  • Operating system: Any Linux OS that meets the following requirements**:
    • 32 bit Only
    • Kernel
    • Glibc 2.8
    • Libstdc++6
    • XFree86-4.7
  • Hardware:
    • Processor: Intel or AMD x86 processor running at 1GHz or higher
    • Memory: 1GB RAM or more recommended
    • Minimum free drive space: 800MB***
    • CD-ROM drive
    • Super VGA (800x600) or a higher-resolution monitor
  • Web browser: Mozilla® Firefox®

** Note: PASW Statistics 18 was tested on and is supported only on Red Hat® Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop and Debian® 4.0

*** Installing Help in all languages requires 1.1-2.3 GB free drive space

Harness the power of predictive analytics by enrolling in a training program from SPSS Inc. You have three options to choose from:

  • Self-paced e-learning: a flexible program with the freedom to learn on your schedule (WBT)
  • Live e-learning: train online and in real time with an SPSS instructor (i-WBT)
  • Live instructor training: group or individual one-on-one sessions available (Live)

Top PASW Statistics Training Courses

  • What's New in PASW Statistics
    PASW Statistics 18 has many new features for users across a broad range of experience and roles. This course will cover the Syntax Editor, Custom Dialog Builder, R graphics integration and other new features of this latest version of the PASW Statistics software suite.
  • Introduction to SPSS
    Get up to speed in SPSS quickly and easily in this two-day course. The course guides you through the fundamentals of using SPSS for typical data analysis process.
  • Data Management & Manipulation with SPSS
    Learn how to automate your work, manipulate your data files and results, send your output to other Windows applications, and use a wide range of transformation techniques.
  • Introduction to SPSS Classification Trees
    This one-day, live training course covers the principles and practice of the tree-based classification and regression methods available in SPSS Classification Trees.

PASW Statistics Webinars

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Pre-order PASW Statistics 18

Pre-order PASW Statistics 18 beginning August 6, 2009. Until then, pre-order PASW Statistics 18 through our sales team at 1.800.543.2185.

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