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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

2,203 Points

Create a new variable named contacts that is an re.search() where the pattern catches the email address and phone number

Can someone help me to figure out what went wrong with this code?

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'''
                     ''', string, re.M) 

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,582 Points

Very close! But I see these issues:

  • the instructions ask for patterns named "email" and "phone", but this regex gets "name" instead of "email"
  • since the pattern is neatly spread out on separate lines, the verbose flag ("re.X") is needed
  • you don't need to "print" anything for the challenge