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

Cory Rhodes
Cory Rhodes
1,371 Points

class named Player that has those same three attributes, last_name, first_name, and score. I should be able to set them

not sure why my code isn't working, when I run it in workspace I get the results as follows:

players.py
import re
class Player:
    string = '''Love, Kenneth: 20
    Chalkley, Andrew: 25
    McFarland, Dave: 10
    Kesten, Joy: 22
    Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton: 18'''

    players = re.compile(r'''
        (?P<last_name>[\w]+\s?[\w]*),*\s*
        (?P<first_name>[\w]*\s?[\w]+):\s*
        (?P<score>\d{2})
   ''', re.M|re.X)
    for match in players.finditer(Player):
        print('<{last_name}> <{first_name}> <{score}>'.format(**match.groupdict()))

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,464 Points

Hey Cory Rhodes, the challenge is a bit misleading. For Task 2 the class defined does not have any regex associated with it. The class definition only needs the __init__ method necessary to instantiate the three attributes.

You’re to imagine there is some other code that will use the players results to create instances of your class. There isn’t a need for your code to create the instances from the players data.

Be sure to use search instead of compile and include the string argument.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!