Even though IBM has just launched SPSS v21 I still use SPSS v18. Why? Well as far as I know this was the last version that allowed you to purchase a 5 year license - since version 19 you are only able to purchase a 1 year licence, which is a poor move if you ask me.
Being that Apple nerd that I am I would have normally bought Mountain Lion the day of release but I hesitated wondering if SPSS 18 would work in this new operating system. Information on compatibility was hard to find on the SPSS support site (no surprises there) so I was in the dark.
After finally taking the plunge I’m happy to report that SPSS 18 DOES appear to be compatible with Mountain Lion.
To be up and running you’ll only need to do two things;
- Get a Java update (which you will get prompted to do when you first launch SPSS).
- Reenter your license in the authorisation wizard.
After doing these two things you should be good to go.