Excel Column Number

Excel Column Number


Given a string that represents the column title as appears in an Excel sheet, return its corresponding column number.

But how does the Excel column numbering actually work? Well, the column number is like decimal number, but with base (radix) 26 and "digits" A-Z. Read more about number bases. Let's look at the exact numbers:

Excel   Decimal
    A   1
    Z   26

The 1-"digit" numbers have ended. 2-"digits" numbers start from double first "digit" and go to double last one:

Excel   Decimal
    A   1
    Z   26
   AA   27
   AZ   52
   BA   53
   BZ   78
   CA   79
   ZZ   702

Now it's turn for 3-"digit" numbers...


Input: A string (str).

Output: An integer (int).


assert column_number("A") == 1
assert column_number("Z") == 26
assert column_number("AB") == 28
assert column_number("ZY") == 701

Precondition: Non empty, only upper case, only English letters

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