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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Players Dictionary and Class

Challenge 1 of 2

Bummer! Didn't get the right results. Got [('Love', 'Kenneth', '20'), ('Chalkley', 'Andrew', '25'), ('McFarland', 'Dave', '10'), ('Kesten', 'Joy', '22')].

okay.But What I should get ?

players.py
import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth: 20
Chalkley, Andrew: 25
McFarland, Dave: 10
Kesten, Joy: 22
Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton: 18'''

players = re.search(r'^(?P<last_name>\w+),\s(?P<first_name>\w+):\s(?P<score>\d+)$', string, re.M)

2 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

You regex isn't capturing "Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton", someone with two first and two last names. To also capture Stewie Baby, create a character class (or set) to capture a either a word character or a space.

Using re.X (re.VERBOSE) to allow verbose line wrapping for more readable code and to allow comments (see docs)

players = re.search(r'''
    ^(?P<last_name>[ \w]+),\s  # added brackets [ ] and a SPACE
    (?P<first_name>[ \w]+):\s  # added brackets [ ] and a SPACE
    (?P<score>\d+)$''', string, re.X | re.M)

yes I've already solved it. And this wsa my mistake Thank you for comment

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
230,230 Points

The result they are expecting is likely to be this:

[('Love', 'Kenneth', '20'), ('Chalkley', 'Andrew', '25'), ('McFarland', 'Dave', '10'), ('Kesten', 'Joy', '22'), ('Stewart Pinchback', 'Pinckney Benton', '18')]

You probably need to adjust your expression so it will include that last line.