When
Count
data is specified as the

Type of Data
, and the

Distribution of Data
field is left

empty
, columns in the data set are assumed to follow a

Poisson
distribution
and counts analyzed using PROC GLIMMIX. The table below shows the link function that is used in PROC GLIMMIX according to what distribution is selected or used by default.

When
Continuous
is specified as the

Type of Data
, the

Distribution of Data
field is inactive. Columns in the data set are assumed to follow a

Gaussian
(Normal) distribution and are analyzed using PROC MIXED.