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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Olivia Cooksey
Olivia Cooksey
3,516 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: SyntaxError: re.match() = names ('Perotto, Pier Giorgio')
names.py ) 1 import re 2 ā€‹ 3 string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio' 4 re.match() = names ('Perotto, Pier Giorgio')

Syntax erorr

names.py
import re

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

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
227,126 Points

You were closer in your previous question, take a look at it again and the hints I gave for it.

Here, the variable name and function are both on the wrong side of the assignment. And in both this sample and the previous one, you need a pattern which will identify two groups (using parentheses) and also identify the characters to include in each group along with those that will separate them.

You might want to review the video on Groups and look at the grouping patterns shown in the examples.

Extra hint: it's not necessary to name the groups in this challenge.