I am planning to use my MBC software for simple "counting" analysis - specifically to determine what top ten combinations of menu items are selected by the largest number of respondents.
In my study, each respondent completes 1 menu task/screen which consists of 30 check/no check items and the respondent can select/check as many or as few of the 30 items as they wish (prices for each items are not involved in the study). So I believe this is 2^30=1,073,741,824 possible combinations that MBC needs to evaluate. Can MBC comfortably handle a situation with this many combinations to evaluate? Does MBC have a limit on number of menu items that can be evaluated in this type of combinatorial counting analysis? In terms of how MBC conducts the analysis, does MBC brute-force evaluate all 1,073,741,824 combinations OR does it use some type of optimization or shortcut algorithm for its combinatorial counting analysis (and if so, is there any documentation available explaining the algorithm)?