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Where are the samples files located in the SPSS Statistics software?

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Where are the samples files located in the SPSS Statistics software?



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When SPSS Statistics is installed, there is a samples folder created that contain different sample objects.

Sample data may include any of the following:
* SPSS Statistics WinWrap Basic Script (.wwd)
* Python File (.py)
* CSAPLAN File (.csaplan)
* CSPLAN File (.csplan)
* SPSS Statistics Data Document (Dataset .sav)
* Microsoft Office Access Database (.mdb)
* Microsoft Office excel Worksheet (.xls)
* SPSS Statistics Syntax File (.sps)
* SPSS Statistics Output Document (.spv)
* SPSS Statistics Product Job (.spj)
* XML Document (.xml)
* Text Document (.txt)

If the defaults were taken when the SPSS Statistics Software was installed, the samples folder will be located in the following directory structure. Some objects listed above will be under the 'Samples' folder and some will be located in the language folder that was chosen during installation. In the examples below 'English' was the default language installed.

IBM SPSS Statistics 22.0
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\22\Samples
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\22\Samples\English

IBM SPSS Statistics 21.0
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\21\Samples
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\21\Samples\English

IBM SPSS Statistics 20.0
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\20\Samples
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\20\Samples\English

IBM SPSS Statistics 19.0
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\19\Samples
C:\Program Files\IBM\SPSS\Statistics\19\Samples\English

PASW Statistics 18.0
C:\Program Files\SPSSInc\PASWStatistics18\Samples\English

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Document information

More support for: SPSS Statistics

Software version: 18.0, 19.0, 20.0, 21.0, 22.0

Operating system(s): Windows

Reference #: 1481687

Modified date: 2013-09-17