After literally abandoning the Mac platform roughly five years ago, SPSS has released a new version of their powerful, easy-to-use, and omni-present statistical package, SPSS 10.0. SPSS 10 brings Mac users the same version as their Windows counterparts, and more importantly gives Mac users the first native Mac version of the application since 6.01. According to SPSS:
The highly anticipated release of SPSS 10.0 for Macintosh from SPSS Inc. is here. The first Mac version of the worldis best-selling desktop statistical software since 1995, SPSS 10.0 gives Macintosh users the power to apply accurate predictive modeling to their data and create easy-to-read reports through an all-new, native Mac user interface. The product is currently shipping worldwide.
SPSS collaborated with software developer Software MacKiev to deliver the new Mac version. Software MacKiev re-engineered SPSS 10.0 for Windows to run as a native Macintosh application. The company also modified the user interface according to standard Macintosh guidelines to make it comfortable for the platformis users.
SPSS 10.0 is a modular, integrated product line for data access, data preparation, reporting, graphics and advanced analysis through statistical techniques. The new release updates Macintosh users to the latest version and delivers significant new capabilities in all areas of the product line, including: new modules; predictive capabilities for data mining; and dynamic, interactive graphics for the first time on the Macintosh. The software will also be available in a distributed analysis architecture (DAA), which provides users with dramatically improved performance with very large datasets. The server version is expected to ship in the fourth quarter of 2000.
SPSS is available for US$999. The academically priced edition is available to students and teachers for US$499. You can find more information at the SPSS web site.