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SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
I have now upgraded to Statistics version 26.  You can see what's new since V25 here.

Among the new features
- A native quantile regression procedure
- Enhancements to Bayesian procedures
- New statistical functions such as IDFs in MATRIX and better handling of long variable names.  Also, problems with datasets in MATRIX have been resolved.
- R 3.5 supported
- Command Syntax Reference manual has been reformatted and is more readable.
- New ROC ANALYSIS procedure
- A Give Feedback item on the Help menu to communicate with Statistics product management

So far, so good.

 

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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Stan Gorodenski
I did not know it was all the way up to ver 26. As I mentioned, I have
ver 21. Is ver 26 beyond the limit where I can upgrade without having to
pay the full price of a new version? An IBM employee once conctacted me
about upgrading. I was not interested at the time and she said she would
call me back when it got close to where I would have to pay the full
price. I never received a call and so I assume it means I still am not
close to that point yet.
Stan

On 5/10/2019 12:45 PM, Jon Peck wrote:

> I have now upgraded to Statistics version 26.  You can see what's new
> since V25 here.
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_26.0.0/statistics_mainhelp_ddita/spss/base/whatsnew_26.html 
>
>
> Among the new features
> - A native quantile regression procedure
> - Enhancements to Bayesian procedures
> - New statistical functions such as IDFs in MATRIX and better handling
> of long variable names.  Also, problems with datasets in MATRIX have
> been resolved.
> - R 3.5 supported
> - Command Syntax Reference manual has been reformatted and is more
> readable.
> - New ROC ANALYSIS procedure
> - A Give Feedback item on the Help menu to communicate with Statistics
> product management
>
> So far, so good.
>
>
>
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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Bruce Weaver
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Thanks Jon.  Good to hear about the improvements to MATRIX, and that quantile
regression is now available as a native SPSS command (rather than via R).  I
expect I'll get v26 in the fall when my current license for v25 expires.  



Jon Peck wrote

> I have now upgraded to Statistics version 26.  You can see what's new
> since
> V25 here.
> https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSLVMB_26.0.0/statistics_mainhelp_ddita/spss/base/whatsnew_26.html
>
>
> Among the new features
> - A native quantile regression procedure
> - Enhancements to Bayesian procedures
> - New statistical functions such as IDFs in MATRIX and better handling of
> long variable names.  Also, problems with datasets in MATRIX have been
> resolved.
> - R 3.5 supported
> - Command Syntax Reference manual has been reformatted and is more
> readable.
> - New ROC ANALYSIS procedure
> - A Give Feedback item on the Help menu to communicate with Statistics
> product management
>
> So far, so good.
>
>
>
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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

J.D. Haltigan
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Just installed and set preferences. Still takes > 1 min to open cold. I do
not understand why SPSS takes this much time. It is insane.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
I did some experiments with V26 launches on Windows 10 on my system, which has an SSD, 16GB memory, and a quad processor.

After a Windows reboot, launch to DE window visibility took 49 seconds.  Subsequent launches took 7 seconds.

On a suspicion from IBM SPSS Development, I set the Statistics installation directory to be excluded from Windows Defender.  After the reboot, launch took 9 seconds, and subsequent launches were the same.

So Defender seems to be the culprit.  You can exclude the Statistics installation directory from scans on launch in the Defender settings.  You might want to do a one-time Defender scan first to be sure that there are no infections.

Although I only tested V26, I expect the same results from other versions.

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Just installed and set preferences. Still takes > 1 min to open cold. I do
not understand why SPSS takes this much time. It is insane.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jeff A

 

 

Yup, that did it. I’m now running v25 on a fast Samsung NVMe SSD, 32GB, and a moderately fast gen 8 intel processor and am getting around 9 seconds initial and about 5 seconds subsequent launch. Before, it would lock up one of my two monitors for about a minute.

 

Thanks for solving Jon.

 

Jeff

 

 

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I did some experiments with V26 launches on Windows 10 on my system, which has an SSD, 16GB memory, and a quad processor.

 

After a Windows reboot, launch to DE window visibility took 49 seconds.  Subsequent launches took 7 seconds.

 

On a suspicion from IBM SPSS Development, I set the Statistics installation directory to be excluded from Windows Defender.  After the reboot, launch took 9 seconds, and subsequent launches were the same.

 

So Defender seems to be the culprit.  You can exclude the Statistics installation directory from scans on launch in the Defender settings.  You might want to do a one-time Defender scan first to be sure that there are no infections.

 

Although I only tested V26, I expect the same results from other versions.

 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 5:53 PM J.D. Haltigan <[hidden email]> wrote:

Just installed and set preferences. Still takes > 1 min to open cold. I do
not understand why SPSS takes this much time. It is insane.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
Hunting around on the net, I found a lot of complaints about Defender slowing things down.  In addition to the folder exclusion I posted about earlier, you can exclude scans of specific file types in the Defender exclusion settings.  It is claimed on the web that Defender blocks an app from opening a file while it scans the whole file, which is obviously bad for big files.  So you might want to exclude sav files.  I haven't timed this difference, however.

On Mon, May 20, 2019 at 4:14 PM <[hidden email]> wrote:

 

 

Yup, that did it. I’m now running v25 on a fast Samsung NVMe SSD, 32GB, and a moderately fast gen 8 intel processor and am getting around 9 seconds initial and about 5 seconds subsequent launch. Before, it would lock up one of my two monitors for about a minute.

 

Thanks for solving Jon.

 

Jeff

 

 

From: SPSSX(r) Discussion <[hidden email]> On Behalf Of Jon Peck
Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 2:44 AM
To: [hidden email]
Subject: Re: SPSS Statistics V26

 

I did some experiments with V26 launches on Windows 10 on my system, which has an SSD, 16GB memory, and a quad processor.

 

After a Windows reboot, launch to DE window visibility took 49 seconds.  Subsequent launches took 7 seconds.

 

On a suspicion from IBM SPSS Development, I set the Statistics installation directory to be excluded from Windows Defender.  After the reboot, launch took 9 seconds, and subsequent launches were the same.

 

So Defender seems to be the culprit.  You can exclude the Statistics installation directory from scans on launch in the Defender settings.  You might want to do a one-time Defender scan first to be sure that there are no infections.

 

Although I only tested V26, I expect the same results from other versions.

 

On Fri, May 17, 2019 at 5:53 PM J.D. Haltigan <[hidden email]> wrote:

Just installed and set preferences. Still takes > 1 min to open cold. I do
not understand why SPSS takes this much time. It is insane.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

J.D. Haltigan
Jon just turned off Defender for my private network, but can you articulate
more precisely you went about configuring the folder exclusion you note
below?

e.g., settings----->defender----->etc. etc.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jeff A
Defender > Virus & threat protection > Virus & threat protection settings /
manage settings > Exclusions / Add or remove > Add an exclusion > file type
> enter extension




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Jon just turned off Defender for my private network, but can you articulate
more precisely you went about configuring the folder exclusion you note
below?

e.g., settings----->defender----->etc. etc.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
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As Jeff said, but don’t overdo it.  If a virus got onto your private network, you wouldn’t want to give it free rein.

BTW, in addition to excluding the sav file type, you would want to exclude zsav, too. zsav is particularly useful, since it is typically used for very large data files.

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Jon just turned off Defender for my private network, but can you articulate
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below?

e.g., settings----->defender----->etc. etc.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

J.D. Haltigan
Just reconfigured, Jon. Set the folder and .sps | .sav and | .zsav as
exclusions.

I don't run additional virus protection but I forgot that Defender
automatically runs on Windows whether you want it to or not.

Did you restart after making the configuration changes?



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
I rebooted to test the first and subsequent times, but the Defender changes take effect immediately, I believe.

Since sps files are mostly small, I wouldn’t expect any noticeable performance effect, but sav and zsav could show more difference if they are large.  This is, of course, independent of the launch time issue.

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Just reconfigured, Jon. Set the folder and .sps | .sav and | .zsav as
exclusions.

I don't run additional virus protection but I forgot that Defender
automatically runs on Windows whether you want it to or not.

Did you restart after making the configuration changes?



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

J.D. Haltigan
Just wanted to report back on my experience after I reconfigured per Jon's
note regarding Defender, updating Windows as normally do and then
restarting. At cold opening, 14 seconds for SPSS to open the editor when
launched from the taskbar. That is much improved. Note that this was
performed with instances of Word and Excel open.

I am running a system similar to Jon's with 16g RAM, SSD, i7 etc.



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

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Was updating V26 w fixpaks on my Win 10 64 bit machine and when get to #6 it
failed. I looked inside the install contents of the bin folder compared to
the fix and the fix contains 32 bit modules (same for both the 32 & 64 bit
fixpak bin folder). When will this be corrected or is there another place
can get?

Will



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
AFAIK, no "fixpacks" has been released for 64-bit V26.  Looking for patches, I see five "interim fixes" numbered 1, 2, 3, 5, 6.  If it is IF  6 you are looking at, that is a Java upgrade that applies only to the Concurrent License Manager, which you probably don't have, so you probably don't need it.  It would not apply to V26 itself.

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Was updating V26 w fixpaks on my Win 10 64 bit machine and when get to #6 it
failed. I looked inside the install contents of the bin folder compared to
the fix and the fix contains 32 bit modules (same for both the 32 & 64 bit
fixpak bin folder). When will this be corrected or is there another place
can get?

Will



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Well, when search fixcentral under Win 64 bit do get those you mention,
doesn't that "imply" they are for that release?

Anyway, thanks Jon



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Re: SPSS Statistics V26

Jon Peck
My guess is that the Concurrent License Manager, which is used with Statistics and Modeler for certain kinds of licenses, is not considered a separate product but gets lumped in with Statistics and Modeler.  It would be nice if the hot fixes were clearer about what they were for instead of making you download the fix and look at the readme included in the zip file.

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Well, when search fixcentral under Win 64 bit do get those you mention,
doesn't that "imply" they are for that release?

Anyway, thanks Jon



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