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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Word Length

Keerthi Suria Kumar Arumugam
Keerthi Suria Kumar Arumugam
4,585 Points

Another solution for this challenge on re.findall() ?

I found a solution, but it does not seem to be the best. Do you have a better solution for this challenge ? The objective is to find all words in a given string of length "count" or more.

import re

# >>> find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
# ['baby', 'balloon']

def find_words(count, string):
  return re.findall(r'\w{'+str(count)+r',}',string)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,332 Points

Your solution is fine. There are other string formatting you can use but there are nearly equivalent.

Other forms:

    return re.findall(r'\w{' + str(count) + ',}', string)

    return re.findall(r'\w{%s,}' % count,string)

    return re.findall(r'\w{{{0},}}'.format(count), string)