SPSS for Students MacOS Sonoma fix

This document shows how to patch SPSS to work with MacOS Sonoma

Open SPSS, and look at the version in the upper-left corner of the splash screen:

spss version

For version, click this link: Sonoma fix for SPSS

For version, click this link: Sonoma fix for SPSS

Close the SPSS program.

Open the link, and click the Download button in the upper left:

download button screen

Navigate to the download location - shown here is Chrome, where you can click the folder icon to show the download in Finder:

show in finder

Double-click on the the .zip file, and it should extract the contents into a folder.

Then navigate to your Applications folder -> IBM SPSS Statistics.  In there, right-click on SPSS Statistics and Show Package Contents:

show package contents

Open the Contents folder, and open the lib folder:

lib folder

With the lib folder open, open the downloaded & extracted patch folder, and drag the libplatdep.dylib file into the lib folder:

drag and drop to lib folder

When it alerts about the old version, click Replace:

replace old

Open up SPSS Statistics - if it's still open from before, quit and re-open.  The program should be functional now.

KeywordsSPSS, IBM, Stats, Sonoma fix, MacOS   Doc ID135337
OwnerDavid H.GroupUW-La Crosse
Created2024-02-08 14:18:44Updated2024-07-19 15:48:26
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