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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
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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
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richdiesalCommented:
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
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