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# Borrowed from the ever helpful SO
# http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1119722/base-62-conversion-in-python
#
ALPHABET = "0123456789abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ"
def encode(num, alphabet=ALPHABET):
if (num == 0):
return alphabet[0]
arr = []
base = len(alphabet)
while num:
rem = num % base
num = num // base
arr.append(alphabet[rem])
arr.reverse()
return ''.join(arr)
def decode(string, alphabet=ALPHABET):
base = len(alphabet)
strlen = len(string)
num = 0
idx = 0
for char in string:
power = (strlen - (idx + 1))
num += alphabet.index(char) * (base ** power)
idx += 1
return num