Tuesday, 4 December 2012

How to add a menu item for SPSS in Linux

I keep forgetting where SPSS installs itself - this .desktop file may be of help to others too.

Create .desktop file for SPSS:
 sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/spss.desktop  

Add this text to that file:
 [Desktop Entry]  
 Name=SPSS  
 GenericName=SPSS  
 Comment=Statistics program  
 Exec=/opt/IBM/SPSS/Statistics/19/bin/stats  
 Icon=gnome-monitor  
 Terminal=false  
 Type=Application  
 Categories=Application;Education;  

Save, then log out and back in again, or restart the desktop using
 xfdesktop --reload  
if using an XFCE desktop.

 SPSS will now be available under Applications -> Education.

1 comment:

  1. thanks, SPSS is a good data analysis tool.

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