what is a .sav file and is it compatible with macs?

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  1. blondbullet macrumors newbie

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    I am relatively new to mac and need to download a .sav file for school. Unfortunately nothing happens when I download it. Do I need to purchase the Microsoft office software in order for it to work?
     
  2. stridemat Moderator

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    http://www.fileinfo.com/extension/sav

    Not sure why you need it for Office.
     
  3. Queso macrumors G4

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    .sav is a common extension so it could be any number of possibilities. Could you post what school subject it is related to? It would help people work out what software you require.
     
  4. blondbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is for Georgetown's

    graduate nursing ed program. It is for a statistics class and I'm trying to open a .sav file sent to me from one of my professors. My mac is prompting me to open it with iphoto and when I do, it says 'the file could not be imported, the file is unrecognized format'
     
  5. blondbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. blondbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    do i need any software to open it up?

    ?

     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    Yes. SPSS is the correct program for that if you're doing stats. There is a Mac version.

    Download the trial here
     
  8. blondbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is for Georgetown's

    graduate nursing ed program. It is for a statistics class and I'm trying to open a .sav file sent to me from one of my professors. My mac is prompting me to open it with iphoto and when I do, it says 'the file could not be imported, the file is unrecognized format'

     
  9. blondbullet thread starter macrumors newbie

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    how

    would I obtain this mac version?

     
  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Contact your college about it. Many have special student offers to get it cheaper. Otherwise go to SPSS's web site and buy it on your own.
     
  11. spinnerlys Guest

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    There seems to be some kind os smeg up with your browser and those multiple repeating posts of yours. Anyway, maybe this can help you: http://www.spss.com/software/?source=homepage&hpzone=nav_bar

    Or contact your professor and ask him/her for guidance on what software to use and if it is available via the university (servers).
     
  12. Queso macrumors G4

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    Definitely the former rather than the latter. Having tried to buy software from IBM I can vouch it isn't for the faint-hearted :p
     

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