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Most downloadable data and metadata are compliant with SPSS. Some campus computer labs have SPSS installed. Students can purchase a personal copy of SPSS at a discounted rate directly from IBM for more information on the software and installation, please contact IT services.

Extensive tutorials, videos and instructions on all aspects of SPSS can be found by doing a web search. You can also find many books on how to use SPSS in the library catalogue.

Beyond 20/20

Beyond 20/20 may be required to access some legacy Statistics Canada data. This 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.
You can download Beyond 20/20 from Statistics Canada for free. Note: Beyond 20/20 is only available for Windows.