Opening SPSS file in Excel

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-06-21

I have been given an SPSS file that I need to open in Excel.  My questions are

1. Can I convert this without having SPSS
2. If I need SPSS, is it free and if not what is the cost?

Question by:kenabbott
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    1. Can I convert this without having SPSS
    It might not be possible. SPSS need to save it as into an Exel file before you can open it in Excel.

    2. If I need SPSS, is it free and if not what is the cost?
    It is not a free software and below is the pricing:

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    The cheapest way to do this is to download and install "R", which is a free data analysis program.  You can then save the file as a CSV, which can be opened in Excel.  This way, you would not need to purchase SPSS.

    Here is R:
    Here is documentation on opening an SPSS file in R:
    Here is documentation on saving a CSV in R:

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