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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions The Basics

Amresh Venugopal
Amresh Venugopal
2,307 Points

create a regex

I have done everything as the question says and followed the video. I think I am missing something really small.

import re

file_object = open("basics.txt")
data =file_object.read()

first = r'Four'
re.match(first, data)

2 Answers

William Li
William Li
Courses Plus Student 26,858 Points

Hi, your code didn't pass the grader because the first variable doesn't contain the right value; you should write the solution of this step in one line.

first = re.match(r'Four', data)

Or if you really wanna do it in two line, here's how

regex = r'Four'
first = re.match(regex, data)   # assign the re.match result to variable first

Hope it helps

Amresh Venugopal
Amresh Venugopal
2,307 Points

oh so I misunderstood the question >:( Thanks for the quick help :)