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PSPP 0.10.2 has been released. The 0.10.x release series migrates PSPPIRE, the PSPP graphical
user interface, from GTK+ 2 to GTK+ 3, a major change. It also includes new features and
analysis options.

GNU PSPP is a program for statistical analysis of sampled data. It is a free as in freedom
replacement for the proprietary program SPSS, and appears very similar to it with a few
exceptions.

The most important of these exceptions are, that there are no “time bombs”; your copy of PSPP
will not “expire” or deliberately stop working in the future. Neither are there any artificial limits
on the number of cases or variables which you can use. There are no additional packages to
purchase in order to get “advanced” functions; all functionality that PSPP currently supports is in
the core package.

PSPP is a stable and reliable application. It can perform descriptive statistics, T-tests, anova,
linear and logistic regression, measures of association, cluster analysis, reliability and factor
analysis, non-parametric tests and more. Its backend is designed to perform its analyses as fast as
possible, regardless of the size of the input data. You can use PSPP with its graphical interface or
the more traditional syntax commands.

A brief list of some of the PSPP's features follows below. We also made available a page with
screenshots and sample output. PSPP has:

 Support for over 1 billion cases.
 Support for over 1 billion variables.

 Syntax and data files which are compatible with those of SPSS.

 A choice of terminal or graphical user interface.

 A choice of text, postscript, pdf, opendocument or html output formats.

 Inter-operability with Gnumeric, LibreOffice, OpenOffice.Org and other free software.

 Easy data import from spreadsheets, text files and database sources.

 The capability to open, analyse and edit two or more datasets concurrently. They can also
be merged, joined or concatenated.

 A user interface supporting all common character sets and which has been translated to
multiple languages.

 Fast statistical procedures, even on very large data sets.

 No license fees.

 No expiration period.

 No unethical “end user license agreements”.

 A fully indexed user manual.

 Freedom ensured; It is licensed under the GPLv3 or later.

 Portability; Runs on many different computers and many different operating systems
(GNU or GNU/Linux are the prefered platforms, but we have had many reports that it
runs well on other systems too).

PSPP is particularly aimed at statisticians, social scientists and students requiring fast convenient
analysis of sampled data.

Downloading PSPP

As with most GNU software, PSPP can be found on the main GNU ftp server:
http://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/ (via HTTP) and ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/ (via FTP). It can also be
found on the GNU mirrors; please use a mirror if possible.

There are some additional ways you can download or otherwise obtain PSPP.
Documentation

Documentation for PSPP is available online, as is documentation for most GNU software. You
may also find more information about PSPP by running info pspp or man pspp, or by looking at
/usr/share/doc/pspp/, /usr/local/doc/pspp/, or similar directories on your system. A brief
summary is available by running pspp --help.

A developer's manual is also available in various formats. Developers of software designed to
interoperate with PSPP or SPSS will find this manual's appendices particularly valuable, because
they specify the data file formats in great detail.

A manual for PSPP in French, written independently by Julie Séguéla, is also available in PDF
and LaTeX formats.

A guide to PSPP in Polish, written independently by Daniel Mider and Aneta Marcinkowska, is
also available.

Further information

For further information, please browse our list of frequently asked questions to see if your issue
is mentioned there. If it is not, you might also want to peruse the archives of our mailing list,
pspp-users; the issue may have been discussed there. Failing that, you are welcome to subscribe
to the list, and send a question of your own.

If you believe you have found a bug in PSPP, please report it either by sending a message to the
mailing list bug-gnu-pspp or by using the bug tracker.

Announcements about PSPP are made on pspp-announce as well as (in common with most other
GNU software) info-gnu.

Getting involved

Development of PSPP and GNU in general, is a volunteer effort, and you can contribute. For
information, please read How to help GNU. If you'd like to get involved, it's a good idea to join
the discussion mailing list (see above).

Test releases
Trying the latest test release (when available) is always appreciated. Test releases of
PSPP can be found at http://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/ (via HTTP) and
ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/pspp/ (via FTP).
Reliability and accuracy of PSPP is something we take seriously. Accordingly, in addition
to regular manual testing, snapshot builds including automatic regression tests are
typically run every day.
Development
For development sources, issue trackers, and other information, please see the PSPP
project page at savannah.gnu.org.
Translating PSPP
To translate PSPP's messages into other languages, please see the Translation Project
page for PSPP. If you have a new translation of the message strings, or updates to the
existing strings, please have the changes made in this repository. Only translations from
this site will be incorporated into PSPP. For more information, see the Translation
Project.
Maintainer
PSPP is currently being maintained by Ben Pfaff. Please use the mailing lists for contact.

Licensing

PSPP is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU
General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the
License, or (at your option) any later version.