PSPP is an open source alternative to SPSS. Because of licensing issues it isn't in official Ubuntu repositories. I have found downloads available for Ubuntu 20.10 and 18.04 at https://pkgs.org/download/pspp but I run 20.04 and don't want to upgrade. Am I out of luck or is there a safe choice for me? (I can follow directions but am not really adept at Linux yet - just switched over.) Thx.

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    PSPP is available in the official Ubuntu repositories (universe) for all supported releases of Ubuntu EXCEPT 20.04
    – user535733
    Dec 13 '20 at 20:31

You can install PSPP by using its package and dependencies from 20.10.

cd ~/Downloads
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gsl/libgsl25_2.6+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/g/gsl/libgslcblas0_2.6+dfsg-2_amd64.deb
wget -c http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/s/spread-sheet-widget/libspread-sheet-widget_0.6-3_amd64.deb
wget -c http://old-releases.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/pspp/pspp_1.4.0-3_amd64.deb

sudo apt-get install ./libgsl25_2.6+dfsg-2_amd64.deb ./libgslcblas0_2.6+dfsg-2_amd64.deb ./libspread-sheet-widget_0.6-3_amd64.deb ./pspp_1.4.0-3_amd64.deb

And then launch it from menu or with psppire command.

  • Thx NOrbert. Works like a charm.
    – DJH
    Dec 13 '20 at 21:02
  • Great! So you can accept my answer :)
    – N0rbert
    Dec 14 '20 at 7:12
  • Yes. I'm a newbie. Is there a box to check?
    – DJH
    Dec 14 '20 at 21:27
  • The checkmark is in the left side of the answer :)
    – N0rbert
    Dec 15 '20 at 6:18

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