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Create a variable named players that is an re.search() or re.match()to capture three groups: last_name, first_name, and
Tell me what I am doing wrong.
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<name>(?P<last>[\w ]+, \s(?P<first>[\w ]+) :\s (?P<score>[\d+] ''', string, re.X|re.MULTILINE)
Steven Parker210,423 Points
I see a few issues:
- there's a stray unmatched open parenthesis before "re.search"
- there's an unneeded and incomplete (no closing parenthesis) group for "name"
- the group for "last" should be for "last_name" instead
- the group for "first" should be for "first_name" instead
- the groups for "last" and "score" are both missing the closing parenthesis
- the regex for "score" captures only a single digit or plus-sign ("
- you may have intended to leave off the character class brackets ("
I did the changes but it is only pulling Kenneth Love data.
players = re.search(r''' (?P<last_name>[\w ]+, \s(?P<first_name>[\w ]+)) :\s (?P<score>(\d+)) ''', string, re.X|re.MULTILINE)