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What's New in IBM SPSS Statistics 24

By Douglas Stauber posted Tue March 15, 2016 05:14 PM


Today I am excited to announce the release of IBM SPSS Statistics 24. IBM SPSS Statistics 24 brings enhancements requested from customers for some of our most popular procedures and modules. In fact, throughout the development cycle we worked closely with select customers to address your biggest needs and concerns. This resulted in a product release that feels refreshingly different as we addressed customer requests around enhancing existing analytical procedures and product usability. Here’s a summary of what’s new in IBM SPSS Statistics 24:

  • IBM SPSS Statistics Extensions for R, Python, and SPSS Syntax. Extensions provide powerful features for you, the end user, by being a constant stream of new content without requiring a separate purchase or requiring a new product installation. This year we've made extensions both easy and fun to try. I encourage everyone to try downloading and building an extension today by navigating to the new Extensions menu.

  • Smarter dataset importing and exporting. Getting data into and out of IBM SPSS Statistics is now easier than ever. We know our users primarily use Excel and CSV files to import and export data, so we’ve prioritized ease of use for these channels. The simplified importing will save you hours of time with our new smarter importing algorithms. Simply try importing a text or Excel file to see how fast you’ll go from raw data to statistical insight.

  • Custom Tables refresh. Custom Tables is one of our most popular modules. Its drag and drop interface is easy to use while providing the ability to generate everything from simple summaries to deep statistical output. We've now made this procedure even more powerful by adding new statistical functionality and customer requested features. Navigate to Analyze -> Custom Tables menu to try it for yourself.

  • Other enhancements include a new modern look for table output, Python 3 programmability, revert to saved functionality, support for additional date/time formats, and more. See the full list of what's new in the online product documentation.

Now I encourage you to:

  1. Download a free trial of SPSS Statistics 24 at

  2. Watch a webinar replay of the new product features in action

  3. View the full Statistics 24 product documentation

Big thank you to all the sponsored users, beta participants, customers, and IBMers who made this release possible. Be sure to check back here in the Community often for more announcements, downloads, and blog posts.

UPDATE: Version 25 and Subscription versions are now available. They both include all of these features plus more. Click here to learn more.



Fri August 17, 2018 04:41 PM

How can i find survival analysis in 24v?

Tue May 01, 2018 02:11 PM

Missing Values is a part of the Professional edition in version 24. It is mainly found on Analyze > Multiple Imputation > Impute Missing Data Values. More information can be found by following the links on our documentation here.

Tue May 01, 2018 01:37 PM

Where is Missing Value Analysis on SPSS version 24?

Tue April 03, 2018 03:12 PM

It should be there for v24, v25, and Subscription. It is in the "Advanced Statistics" module, so I'd check to ensure you have that module by running a "SHOW LIC." syntax command. If you need help, you should contact support via this link.

Tue April 03, 2018 01:38 PM

How do I run a Repeated Measures ANOVA on SPSS 24 as it does not give me the drop down option to do so. On older versions of SPSS I done a repeated measures ANOVA by clicking on Analyze> General Linear Model > Repeated Measures... but on the version 24 it only give me a Univarate.... option?

Mon January 29, 2018 05:54 PM

Where do I learn what the data sets for SPSS 24 are actually measuring? For instance, I downloaded a bunch of numbers entitled "Prejudice" for Chapter 2 of Salkind's Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statics. What are the numbers measuring? And where do I find out what all the data sets are measuring? Thanks!

Thu August 10, 2017 04:11 PM

Thu August 10, 2017 03:01 PM

Can I get the PPV and NPV on 24 version?

Tue November 15, 2016 03:13 PM

It's difficult to try to diagnose the situation from this blog post format. Please post your question to the Forums section above. I recommend posting under SPSS Statistics -> General Discussion.

Wed November 09, 2016 06:43 AM

I cannot import a text file. I get through most of the process, but it gets stuck on the last screen before the "finish" option. Is there an easy way to resolve this? I have not had this issue with spss 23.

Wed September 14, 2016 08:53 PM

Hi Alex - We recommend a separate program, SPSS Text Analytics for Surveys, which works well with SPSS.

Wed September 14, 2016 08:46 PM

Hi Doug! Do you know if SPSS 24 includes text analysis or is this an additional package? Thanks!

Tue September 13, 2016 09:42 PM

Hi Adam - Custom Tables is found under the Analyze -> Tables -> Custom Tables menu. This is a a feature that is not in the "Base" edition of SPSS Statistics, but it is found in the Standard, Professional, and Premium bundles. Alternatively, you could purchase the Custom Tables module ala carte to add to your copy of the Base edition. To purchase, head over to the IBM Marketplace.

Tue September 13, 2016 08:55 PM

Hi - I still can't find Custom Tables......where? Do I need to enable some feature? Thanks!

Thu September 01, 2016 02:56 PM

Hi Anna - Saving your work often is a great practice across any application. Stats 24 does not auto-save, but that's a great feature we can look into in the future. Thanks for the suggestion.

Thu September 01, 2016 09:05 AM

Hello Doug!

I'm a student at Lund University, Sweden and I'm using SPSS for the very first time. When reading Julie Palliant's SPSS Survival Manual (5th ed.), she points out that SPSS 21 does not automatically save the work. But will SPSS24, which I'm using, automatically save?

Mon August 01, 2016 03:08 PM

One of the latest books I know of is SPSS Statistics for Data Analysis and Visualization, but it looks like it isn't available to purchase until October.

Thu July 28, 2016 08:00 PM

Any suggestions for books (e or otherwise) that specifically support v. 24? I've been away from statistical analysis for awhile and need a refresher that correlates to the SPSS version I just purchased.

Fri July 22, 2016 07:17 PM

Trial downloads are available at If you're having trouble downloading a purchased version, please contact for help on the forums or via chat.

Fri July 22, 2016 04:56 AM

Thanks for your kind announcement, but I can't download it. How should I do?

Fri May 27, 2016 03:24 PM

SPSS Statistics 23 and 24 use the same files, so all you have to do is open them. Please post at the forums if you have other questions.

Fri May 27, 2016 03:00 PM

How do I import from SPSS 23 to Spss24

Thu May 26, 2016 09:45 AM

Dear Greg,
thx for the tip; I have had a good look at those forums;
my problem is that I can install Spss 24 correctly, but it simply won't start; I get the spinning wheel for hours ant nothing's happening??

Wed May 25, 2016 01:30 PM

Hi Thomas,

Have you tried searching for similar problems or asking for help in the forum?

The more information you can provide will help get an answer.


Wed May 25, 2016 01:23 PM

I can't get SPSS version 24 to work.
What can I do?

Wed May 11, 2016 08:41 PM

Hi Rich- They will be fixed in the first fixpack for v24. Keep watching this community for an announcement of when the fixpack is available to download.

Wed May 11, 2016 04:24 PM

FYI. By chance, does SPSS version 24 resolve these issues:

Fri March 18, 2016 02:41 PM

Hi Joe,

The post has been updated. Yes it runs great on OS X.