PSPP MacOS Bundles

PSPP is a software package for statistics. This site provides MacOS application bundles for pspp. Information how to upgrade a GNU/Linux pspp package is here: PSPP GNU/Linux package updates.

Requirements

The bundle is build and tested for MacOS 10.11 (El Capitan). However, there is a good chance, that it works also on other versions of MacOS. If you run this on other MacOS versions, please send me a feedback about your experience.

Downloads

Stable Release: pspp-1.0.1-1.dmg, released on November 4th 2017 (MacOS bundle bugfix)

Old Stable Release: pspp-0.10.2.dmg, released on July 23rd 2016

Installation

I do not have an Apple Developer ID and therefore I cannot sign the application bundle. This application note describes how to install an application which is not signed.

Support and Problems

Use the pspp-users mailing list to discuss problems. Bug reports can be submitted via the GNU Savannah pspp Bug Tracker on the PSPP Project Page.

Technology and Build Process

The PSPP Mac Bundles are based on the MacPorts pspp version. The pspp package for MacPorts is maintained by Jeremy Lavergne.

Comparison to the MacPorts pspp version

The MacPorts project provides a complete environment with all required libraries for running pspp on MacOS. The installation of pspp via MacPorts requires: If you already have MacPorts installed on your system, then use MacPorts! If you feel uncomfortable with setting up MacPorts, then you may use the bundle. The bundle on this site just installs everything the usual Mac way via a dmg file as a selfcontained application. The default graphics backend in MacPorts is X11 and therefore requires the X Server. The bundle is configured to use the GTK+ Quartz backend - so the bundle does not need an X Server. So the bundle has the following differences to the macports version:

Build process

The bundle is based on the pspp version in MacPorts. You must have all prerequisites to install macports on your system. The bundle build will not interfer with your default macports installation but build everything in a temporary macports installation. The whole build process of the bundle is controlled via the script here: https://github.com/fredowski/osxbundler. This script will If you have everything ready for a macports installation, you can run the script by

git clone https://github.com/fredowski/osxbundler.git
cd osxbundler
./makeosxbundle.sh

As the whole macports installation plus the dependencies are build from scratch this will take a couple of hours.
Maintained by Friedrich Beckmann
Last modified: Sat Nov 4 15:17:10 CET 2017