SPSS: a guide

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  • Date: 05 Oct 2012

Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) is a software program devised by IBM for predictive analytics. It has several features, including IBM SPSS Data Collection, which is used for surveying and market research, IBM SPSS Statistics covers the whole analytical process, IBM SPSS Modeler for data mining and building predictive models without programming and IBM Analytical Decision Management assists in making the most of transactional decisions and deliver effective results.

SPSS was released in 1968 after being developed by Norman H. Nie and C. Hadlai Hull. SPSS is among the most widely used software for statistical analysis. It is used by market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, and marketing organizations.

Particularly useful is IBM SPSS Statistics - Predictive Analytics Software, which is a comprehensive, easy-to-use set of data and predictive analytics tools for business users, analysts and statistical programmers and IBM SPSS Modeler, an extensive predictive analytics platform that is designed to bring predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems and the enterprise. By providing a range of advanced algorithms and techniques that include text analytics, entity analytics, decision management and optimization, SPSS Modeler can help you consistently make the right decisions—from the desktop or within operational systems.

For more information, please visit IBM.

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