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Identifying your version of SPSS Statistics

Introduction

Some of the procedures and layouts in SPSS Statistics have changed as different versions of the software have been released. Therefore, we try to show you these different procedures and layouts in our SPSS Statistics guides. In order to identify the version of SPSS Statistics you are using, please follow the instructions below:

Note 1: Whilst the procedure below will show you how to display the basic version number of SPSS Statistics (and sometimes the installed Fix Pack level), you can find out the exact version of SPSS Statistics on your computer by reading the instructions in the following IBM SPSS Technote.

Note 2: If you find anything in this guide unclear or it does not include the information you need, please contact us.

  1. If you are using a Microsoft Windows, click Help > About... > on the main menu, as shown below. Alternatively, if you are using an Apple Mac, click Help > About SPSS Statistics... > on the main menu.

    Note: If you are not using the desktop version of SPSS Statistics, please see the following IBM SPSS Technote, which explains how to identify your version of SPSS Statistics.

    Go to Help in the main menu and then About if you are using Microsoft Windows or About SPSS Statistics if you are using Apple Mac

    Published with written permission from SPSS Statistics, IBM Corporation.

    You will be presented with an IBM SPSS Statistics window. Since these windows look slightly different if you have the subscription version of SPSS Statistics compared to SPSS Statistics version 26 or earlier, we show you these two different windows in the two sections that follow: (a) the IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription window for the subscription version of SPSS Statistics; and (b) the IBM SPSS Statistics XX window (i.e., "XX" is where the version number is displayed) for SPSS Statistics version 26 and earlier.

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Subscription version of SPSS Statistics

If you have the subscription version of SPSS Statistics on your computer, this will be shown in three areas: (a) the top left-hand corner of the window, which is entitled "IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription"; and (b) the product name in the middle of the window, which will be entitled "IBM® SPSS® Statistics Subscription". The more specific rollout/edition of the subscription version is highlighted in (c), the bottom left-hand corner (e.g., Build 1.0.0.1012), as highlighted below:

Dialogue box showing the version of the IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription you are using

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Click on the OK button in SPSS Statistics button to close the IBM SPSS Statistics Subscription window.

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SPSS Statistics version 26 or earlier

If you have SPSS Statistics version 26 or earlier on your computer, this will be shown in two areas: (a) the top left-hand corner of the window, which is entitled "IBM SPSS Statistics", followed by the version of the software you are using (e.g., 25); and (b) under the product name in the middle of the window, which will be entitled "IBM® SPSS® Statistics", followed by the version of the software you are using (e.g., Version 25), as highlighted below:

Dialogue box showing the version of IBM SPSS Statistics you are using - Relevant for version 26 or earlier

Published with written permission from SPSS Statistics, IBM Corporation.

Click on the OK button in SPSS Statistics button to close the IBM SPSS Statistics XX window (e.g., IBM SPSS Statistics 25 in our example above).

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