public class PermutationGenerator extends Object
Systematically generate permutations. Adapted from Java Code by Michael Gilleland (released with no restrictions) using an algorithm described here: Kenneth H. Rosen, Discrete Mathematics and Its Applications, 2nd edition (NY: McGraw-Hill, 1991), pp. 282-284
WARNING: Don't make n too large. Recall that the number of permutations is n! which can be very large, even when n is as small as 20 -- 20! = 2,432,902,008,176,640,000 and 21! is too big to fit into a Java long, which is why we use BigInteger instead.
items- the items to permute