Research Guides


Layout View

There are two main ways to create charts and graphs in SPSS.

1. From the Menu bar, choose "Graphs" and then "Chart Builder" to drag chart types and variables directly onto a staging area.

2. From the Menu bar, choose "Graphs" and then "Legacy Dialogs" to select a particular chart type. This guides you through more advanced chart settings based on which variables you want to include.

To format your chart (add titles, change colors, transpose axes), double-click on it in the Output Viewer.

Exporting data

You can export data from SPSS in a variety of file formats, including .sav (SPSS), .por (portable SPSS), .xls or .xlsx (Excel), and .dat (ASCII text) as well as STATA and SAS formats. A full list of formats is available at the SPSS website.