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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Topher Knoll
Topher Knoll
3,572 Points

Bummer: Hmm, no .groups() attribute. Did you do a match?

I'm not quite sure what this even means [as usual.] This vague bummer code doesn't make sense. The lesson teaches us to use .groupsdict() which is the root of the problem I guess. I don't remember there being anything about .groups(). Anyway, I use both on the names string and it gives me either this error or something about there not being a .groupsdict() method.

Stuck yet again.

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(r'''
    ^(?P<first>[\w ]+),\s
    (?P<last>[\w ]+)
''', string, re.X|re.M)

names = names.groupdict()

2 Answers

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
211,016 Points

The instructions only ask for the result of the "re.match" to be assigned to "name". The extra step is replacing what would otherwise be a correct result with one of it's attributes.

Topher Knoll
Topher Knoll
3,572 Points

Okay. I just removed the last line. Confusing directions... But, thanks!