Opening SPSS file in Excel

Hi

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?

Cheers
Ken
kenabbottAsked:
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

MINDSUPERBCommented:

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:
http://www.nextag.com/spss-software/compare-html

Sincerely,
Ed
0
richdiesalProfessorCommented:
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: http://cran.r-project.org/bin/windows/base/
Here is documentation on opening an SPSS file in R: http://stat.ethz.ch/R-manual/R-devel/library/foreign/html/read.spss.html
Here is documentation on saving a CSV in R: http://astrostatistics.psu.edu/datasets/R/html/base/html/write.table.html
0

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today
Microsoft Excel

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.