We recently announced a new update to our SPSS Statistics new user interface. In this blog, we will dive into more details about the new chart types that our users could create using the updated new UI.

To recall from our latest announcement, we have introduced new chart types to the chart builder (Relationship, Treemap, Heatmap, Word cloud, 3D, Dual Y-axis, Scatterplot matrix, Map).

Now, let’s see what each of these look like:

1. Relationship chart – A relationship chart is useful for determining how variables relate to each other.

2. Treemap chart – A treemap chart provides a hierarchical view of your data and makes it easy to spot patterns.

3. Heatmap chart – Heat map charts present data where the individual values contained in a matrix are represented as colors.

4. Word Cloud – A word cloud is an image composed of words used in a particular text or subject, in which the size of each word indicates its frequency or importance.

5. 3D Scatter – 3D scatter plots are used to plot data points on three axes in the attempt to show the relationship between three variables.

6. Dual Y-axis – When the data values in a chart vary widely from data series to data series, or when you have mixed types of data, you can plot one or more data series on a secondary vertical (Y) axis.

7. Scatterplot matrix – Scatter plot matrices are a good way to determine if linear correlations exist between multiple variables.

If you want to try these chart types yourself, please follow these instructions:

For existing SPSS Statistics Subscription users:

If you still haven’t downloaded the new user interface, all you have to do is sign in to My IBM Products & Services with your IBM ID and password. After signing in, click on download button and choose the appropriate operating system (Windows or Mac).

For new users:

You need to register for a trial here. After you signed up and activated your trial, follow the above step as in for existing subscription users.

5 comments on"Stunning Visualizations in SPSS Statistics New UI"

  1. Lester Torres Rivera November 06, 2018

    When SPSS V26 will be available?

  2. Stephanie.mcspirit@eku.edu April 08, 2019

    Hello! Will these new graphics functions be available for university students who use SPSS? If so, what version of SPSS are these graphic functions available in?

    • Hi Stephanie,

      These new graphics are currently only available in our Subscription product with our new user interface. Our academic offerings are currently only available through our traditional licensing model which contains the classic user interface. However, we are working with our business partners towards making the new user interface available to academia through GradPack Subscription.

  3. Four questions:

    1) Are the new graphics (like the heat map based on counts only) available in SPSS 26? I could not manage to find them 🙁

    2) I used the Subscription version a while ago on a free trial, and it looks slick, but am really missing the ‘Variable View’. When creating a codebook for a survey, copy-pasting values in there made life so much easier. Has this been added recently?

    3) Will it be possible in the future to simply switch GUI from this new to old, or are the ‘engines’ underneath also different?

    4) Will SPSS add more effect sizes in the output in the future, since this is often recommended to add when doing a test?

    • Hi Peter,

      The new user interface and it’s associated variable view are only available through SPSS Statistics Subscription. In SPSS Statistics Subscription, users have access to and are able to download both the classic and new user interface with their subscription.

      We are looking to add more effect sizes in the future and greatly appreciate customer input. Which types of effect size are you looking for in particular?


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