IBM SPSS Statistics crashes immediately after opening the application. The error message in the Apple Crash Report is "stats quit unexpectedly".
After several attempts, the solution I found was to run SPSS with sudo from the terminal:
sudo -b "/Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/SPSS Statistics.app/Contents/MacOS/stats"
To facilitate the execution of SPSS in this condition, it is convenient to create a shell script that can be executed by double-clicking on it in Finder (a .command file). To create the script in your Desktop, follow these steps:
- Open Terminal
echo 'sudo -b "/Applications/IBM SPSS Statistics/SPSS Statistics.app/Contents/MacOS/stats"' > SPSS.command
chmod a+x SPSS.command
Now you can double-click the file
SPSS.command, enter your password and SPSS will open.