Annual Renewal of Site Licensing Arrangement for SPSS / SAS

Computer Centre will continue to coordinate the annual renewal arrangement for the software packages SPSS and SAS for use by the departments of the University. Under our site licensing arrangement, departments can enjoy much discounted prices on these software products for the ensuing year.

SPSS

Computer Centre is coordinating the license renewal for the SPSS statistical package for Windows covering the period between 1 June 1999 to 31 May 2000. Below are some highlights of this year's arrangement :

1. The SPSS software, Lisrel 7, has not been renewed starting from 1 June 1999 since the software can only run on Base V.6.1 or V.7.0. As an alternative, it is advised to use another SPSS product, AMOS.

2. A new update, SPSS for Windows version 9.0 has been released and is now available for installation. Departments who have renewed their SPSS for Windows licenses and wish to upgrade to version 9.0 may contact our Miss Pansy Kwan at 2859 2491 to make the necessary arrangement.

3. New SPSS software modules, allCLEAR, AnswerTree, Data Entry - Builder, Data Entry - Station, Diamond, LogXact, NewView, Remark Office OMR, SamplePower, StatXact, TextSmart and Trial Run are available for subscription. You may refer to SPSs' webpage at http://www.spss.com for detailed product information.

Other available SPSS modules include Base, Statistics, Professional Statistics, Tables, Trends, Categories, CHAID and QI Analyst.

All the SPSS licenses are subject to annual renewal and departments are required to pay an annual renewal fee in order to continue the use of the software. For the detailed license fees for SPSS for Windows, Macintosh & PowerMac, please refer to our web page at http://www.its.hku.hk/services/tender.htm.

SAS

The commencement date of the annual license period for SAS for Windows and Power Macintosh for the ensuing year is 1 July 1999 and 1 September 1999 respectively. Same as the site licensing arrangement for SPSS, all the SAS licenses are subject to annual renewal and departments are required to pay an annual renewal fee to continue the use of the software upon the expiry of the license period.

The SAS modules available include BASE,GRAPH, ETS, FSP, AF, IML, STAT, INSIGHT, ASSIST, LAB and ACCPC.

For the detailed license fees for SAS for Windows and Power Macintosh, please refer to our web page at http://www.its.hku.hk/services/tender.htm.

Departments who wish to acquire any of the SPSS or SAS licenses may send the "CC Order Form" available at  http://www.its.hku.hk/office/forms/ccorder.htm  to Computer Centre . 

For further enquiries, please feel free to contact our Miss Pansy Kwan at 2859 2491.

Idy Tang
Tel: 2859 2491
E-mail: kytang@cc.hku.hk



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