How to Change the Default Language in SPSS or PASW Statistics

By Steve Gregory

Updated September 28, 2017

There are versions of SPSS for Windows, Linux and Macintosh.
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If you use the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences data analysis program, known as SPSS, you are already familiar with its many features, such as statistical analysis and procedure. The application, also used in modern-day Predictive Analysis Software, allows users to change its default language. Although the application is capable of complex data analysis, the procedure for changing the default language is straightforward. After you open the application, you can change the language at any time.

Launch the SPSS application, then click "Edit" at the top of the window. A drop-down menu will open.

Select "Options" from the drop-down menu. The Options dialog window will open.

Click the "General" tab, then click the drop-down box next to "Language" on the right side of the window.

Select the language you want to use from the drop-down box, then click the "Apply" button. Next, click the "OK" button to close the window.