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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Olivia Cooksey
Olivia Cooksey
3,522 Points

Create a variable names that is an re.match() against string. The pattern should provide two groups, one for a last name

Create a variable names that is an re.match() against string. The pattern should provide two groups, one for a last name match and one for a first name match. The name parts are separated by a comma and a space.

Bummer: TypeError: match() missing 1 required positional argument: 'string' names.py 1 import re 2 ā€‹ 3 string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio' 4 names = re.match("x, y")

help please syntax error

names.py
import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'
names = re.match("x, y")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
227,126 Points

Here's a couple of hints:

  • re.match requires two arguments, the second one should be the string
  • the pattern will need two pairs of parentheses to identify the groups