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Table 1 Extra abilities of different packages

From: Logistic random effects regression models: a comparison of statistical packages for binary and ordinal outcomes

Package Program/function/option Link function Obtaining the random effects Handling ordinal proportional odds model Modeling cross-classified model Other than normal random effects
   Probit model Log
(-log) model
    
R LME4    X   X  
  MCMCglmm X   X X* X  
Stata GLLAMM X X X X   
MIXOR MIXOR X X   X   
SAS NLMIXED X X X X   
  GLIMMIX X X X X X  
  MCMC X X X    
MLwiN [R]IGLS or MCMC X X X X X  
WinBUGS MCMC X X X X X X
  1. *: only probit model is available in MCMCglmm for ordinal model.