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SPSS 26: Is manual installation of Python Essentials possible

Bruce Weaver
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Greetings all.  I am in the middle of upgrading to SPSS 26, which is the
version available at my university this academic year.  For reasons I do not
comprehend, the IT folks have given us an installer file that omits the bit
allowing one to opt Yes or No for installing the Integration Plug-in for
Python.  As a result, the plug-in does not get installed, and I am unable to
install and use extension commands that use Python.  I have been trying to
get the IT folks to fix the installer, but am beginning to think it might be
quicker to manually install the Python Essentials myself--IF THAT IS
POSSIBLE!  

Q.  Is it possible to install the Python Essentials for SPSS 26 manually?
If so, can someone direct me to the instructions?  

FYI, I have manually installed Python 2.7.18 and 3.8.6rc1 (64-bit versions)
manually, and thought that I might be able to select their installation
folders via Edit > Options > File Locations.  But those areas of the dialog
are greyed out and inaccessible.  

Thanks for any assistance you can offer.  

Bruce




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Re: SPSS 26: Is manual installation of Python Essentials possible

Bruce Weaver
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UPDATE:  After pestering one of the IT managers *again*, I was told that one
of his guys is working on a new installer that will include an option for
Python Essentials.  (Why our local IT folks need to work on an installer is
beyond me.  I should have thought that IBM would provide a functioning
installer.  But what do I know?)  



Bruce Weaver wrote

> Greetings all.  I am in the middle of upgrading to SPSS 26, which is the
> version available at my university this academic year.  For reasons I do
> not
> comprehend, the IT folks have given us an installer file that omits the
> bit
> allowing one to opt Yes or No for installing the Integration Plug-in for
> Python.  As a result, the plug-in does not get installed, and I am unable
> to
> install and use extension commands that use Python.  I have been trying to
> get the IT folks to fix the installer, but am beginning to think it might
> be
> quicker to manually install the Python Essentials myself--IF THAT IS
> POSSIBLE!  
>
> Q.  Is it possible to install the Python Essentials for SPSS 26 manually?
> If so, can someone direct me to the instructions?  
>
> FYI, I have manually installed Python 2.7.18 and 3.8.6rc1 (64-bit
> versions)
> manually, and thought that I might be able to select their installation
> folders via Edit > Options > File Locations.  But those areas of the
> dialog
> are greyed out and inaccessible.  
>
> Thanks for any assistance you can offer.  
>
> Bruce
>
>
>
>
> -----
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Re: SPSS 26: Is manual installation of Python Essentials possible

Jon Peck
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If they gave you a MsiExec file, you can set command line options and run it like this
siExec.exe /i "IBM SPSS Statistics 26.msi" /qn /L*v logfile.txt
INSTALLDIR="C:\Statistics" AUTHCODE="3241a2314b23c4d5f6ea" INSTALLPYTHON=1
The INSTALLPYTHON = 1 specifies to install the Essentials and Python 2.7 and 3.4.

There are other installation directives.  Get the push install doc from here

Caveat: I have never installed the product this way, so no guarantee.



On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 12:49 PM Bruce Weaver <[hidden email]> wrote:
Greetings all.  I am in the middle of upgrading to SPSS 26, which is the
version available at my university this academic year.  For reasons I do not
comprehend, the IT folks have given us an installer file that omits the bit
allowing one to opt Yes or No for installing the Integration Plug-in for
Python.  As a result, the plug-in does not get installed, and I am unable to
install and use extension commands that use Python.  I have been trying to
get the IT folks to fix the installer, but am beginning to think it might be
quicker to manually install the Python Essentials myself--IF THAT IS
POSSIBLE! 

Q.  Is it possible to install the Python Essentials for SPSS 26 manually?
If so, can someone direct me to the instructions? 

FYI, I have manually installed Python 2.7.18 and 3.8.6rc1 (64-bit versions)
manually, and thought that I might be able to select their installation
folders via Edit > Options > File Locations.  But those areas of the dialog
are greyed out and inaccessible. 

Thanks for any assistance you can offer. 

Bruce




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Re: SPSS 26: Is manual installation of Python Essentials possible

Jon Peck
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IBM does provide an installer.  I don't know why they would mess with it.  When I install V26, I run an executable called
SPSS_Statistics_26_win64.exe
and it prompts for all the usual things.

On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 1:38 PM Bruce Weaver <[hidden email]> wrote:
UPDATE:  After pestering one of the IT managers *again*, I was told that one
of his guys is working on a new installer that will include an option for
Python Essentials.  (Why our local IT folks need to work on an installer is
beyond me.  I should have thought that IBM would provide a functioning
installer.  But what do I know?) 



Bruce Weaver wrote
> Greetings all.  I am in the middle of upgrading to SPSS 26, which is the
> version available at my university this academic year.  For reasons I do
> not
> comprehend, the IT folks have given us an installer file that omits the
> bit
> allowing one to opt Yes or No for installing the Integration Plug-in for
> Python.  As a result, the plug-in does not get installed, and I am unable
> to
> install and use extension commands that use Python.  I have been trying to
> get the IT folks to fix the installer, but am beginning to think it might
> be
> quicker to manually install the Python Essentials myself--IF THAT IS
> POSSIBLE! 
>
> Q.  Is it possible to install the Python Essentials for SPSS 26 manually?
> If so, can someone direct me to the instructions? 
>
> FYI, I have manually installed Python 2.7.18 and 3.8.6rc1 (64-bit
> versions)
> manually, and thought that I might be able to select their installation
> folders via Edit > Options > File Locations.  But those areas of the
> dialog
> are greyed out and inaccessible. 
>
> Thanks for any assistance you can offer. 
>
> Bruce
>
>
>
>
> -----
> --
> Bruce Weaver

> bweaver@

> http://sites.google.com/a/lakeheadu.ca/bweaver/
>
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>
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>
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Re: SPSS 26: Is manual installation of Python Essentials possible

Bruce Weaver
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Thanks Jon.  That looks like what we used to get.  E.g., for v25, I got
SPSS_Statistics_25_win64.exe as the installer.  But this year, I'm getting
something called "SPSS v26 20-21.exe".  It does not prompt me to choose a
folder in which to install, nor does it ask if I want Python Essentials.  It
remains to be seen what the new & improved version will do!    

I think I'll ask if the will just give me SPSS_Statistics_26_win64.exe.
Surely they must have it!  



Jon Peck wrote
> IBM does provide an installer.  I don't know why they would mess with it.
> When I install V26, I run an executable called
> SPSS_Statistics_26_win64.exe
> and it prompts for all the usual things.
>
> On Wed, Sep 9, 2020 at 1:38 PM Bruce Weaver &lt;

> bruce.weaver@

> &gt;
> wrote:
>
>> UPDATE:  After pestering one of the IT managers *again*, I was told that
>> one
>> of his guys is working on a new installer that will include an option for
>> Python Essentials.  (Why our local IT folks need to work on an installer
>> is
>> beyond me.  I should have thought that IBM would provide a functioning
>> installer.  But what do I know?)





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