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Any algorithm to do Huffman encoding without using graphs?

If you're allowed to reorder the symbols, then the answer is yes. We'll approach this in three stages. Linear-time Huffman tree construction First things first. If the symbols are sorted into order of ...
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Expected Entropy of the Empirical Distribution

Edit: Added some major optimizations Not a closed form equation for the expected entropy, but an algorithm to compute it. Here $n$ is the number of outcomes with probabilities $[p_1, p_2, \dots, p_n]$,...
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