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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

error: bad character range }-\d at position 51 (line 4, column 16)

I'm getting this error message when I run my code. What I don't understand is this looks like an error on line 4, and line 4 is the string code....that came along with the challenge? I don't know. Where's the mistake on my code? Thanks in advance!

emails.py
import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth, kenneth+challenge@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5555, @kennethlove
Chalkley, Andrew, andrew@teamtreehouse.co.uk, 555-555-5556, @chalkers
McFarland, Dave, dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5557, @davemcfarland
Kesten, Joy, joy@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5558, @joykesten'''

contacts = re.search(r'''
(?P<email>[-\w\d+]+@[-\w\d.]+)
,\s
(?P<phone>[\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4}])
''', string, re.X|re.M)

print(line.groupdict())

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,869 Points

You're close, but the phone pattern shouldn't have brackets around it, that makes it look like a character range to the system:

''' ...
(?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})
'''