Looking for an easy to use alternative to SPSS? Try AddMaple. It reads raw data files and gives you pivoted graph summaries of all your data in seconds, without requiring you to format the files. It is free for you to get started and unlike SPSS, it works on Mac and Linux.
SPSS is the heavyweight of the data analysis industry and it has been around since 1968! It is very powerful, but also very clunky to learn, use and set up.
AddMaple doesn’t claim to offer all of the functionality of SPSS, but it faster and more intuitive to use. You don’t need to upload your data, it remains on your device. Let it read your large datasets and perform powerful analysis to find hidden trends and correlations.
Let’s look at a few key features and compare SPSS and AddMaple
SPSS - Supports import of csv, xslx and sav files.
AddMaple - Supports import of csv, xslx and sav files. In addition supports additional file formats and integration to cloud platforms such as Google Drive, Typeform and Survey Monkey.
Large File Support
Both SPSS and AddMaple support large files that traditional spreadsheets struggle to open.
Automatically Cleans Data
SPSS - No, SPSS requires complex configuration just to import a file and is very strict with its imports.
AddMaple - Yes, AddMaple automatically detects and cleans data. It can handle header rows in a set of data, a variety of CSV encodings including quoted and unquoted values, spaces in headings, etc.
SPSS - Yes, numerous analysis techniques are supported, from t-tests to regression analysis
AddMaple - AddMaple provides you with the everyday analysis capabilities you need for most data types. It doesn’t support as many statistical features as SPSS, but it more than makes up for that with its easy to use interface which allows visual exploration of large datasets quickly and easily. With AddMaple you can see correlations at a glance.
Graphs and Charts
SPSS allows you to create a wide range of graphs and charts to visualize your data, including bar charts, scatterplots, and line graphs.
AddMaple supports bar charts, stacked bar charts, time based charts, word clouds and likert charts. More chart types are being added regularly.
SPSS - Yes, but need to be exported in order to be shared
AddMaple - Yes, and reports can be published, password protected and shared via the Internet.
SPSS - No, charts can't be shared via a url or embed link
AddMaple - Yes, AddMaple allows you to quickly and easily share charts either via a url or an embed code. Shared charts can be embedded in Notion pages, websites or used on Social Media.
SPSS - Yes, but it is a fairly clunky interface
AddMaple - Yes, easy to use modern interface with support for and and or filters. Filters can be interactively added directly from a chart.
Pivot Tables (Crosstabs)
SPSS - Yes, but a large number of steps required
AddMaple - Yes, these can be created and visualised with a single click
SPSS - Yes, including NLP, but requires complex setup
AddMaple - Yes, instant ngrams visualised in an interactive word cloud
SPSS - Yes, comprehensive modelling features are included
AddMaple - No, but AddMaple can be used by data scientists to better understand and explore their data before using a tool designed for building and managing predictive models.
SPSS - Windows only
AddMaple - Runs on Mac, Linux, ChromeOs, Android, iOS (iPhone and iPad) and Windows - any device that runs a modern browser.