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Most downloadable data and metadata are compliant with SPSS. SPSS is installed computers all over campus. Faculty and staff can have the software installed on their computers by Information Technology Services (ext. 2200). Students should also contact IT services to find about licensing SPSS on their own computers.

SPSS includes extensive help menus and there are several useful online help sites (e.g. SPSS ToolsUsing SPSS). You can find many books on how to use SPSS in the library catalogue.

Beyond 20/20

Statistics Canada data is available in Beyond 20/20, a program designed to help non-specialist users manipulate tabular data. This browser is mouse-driven and creates custom tables, retrieves the information in them and displays this information in table, chart, and map views.
Beyond 20/20 has been installed in all campus computer labs. You can also download it from StatCan for free. Note: Beyond 20/20 is only available for Windows.

Guide to using Beyond 20/20