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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions The Basics

Fineen Davis
Fineen Davis
1,281 Points

data variable appears to not contain the right information

not sure why my data variable would not contain the right information

basics.py
import re

file_object = open("basics.txt", encoding="utf-8")
data = file_object.read()
file_object.close()

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

1 Answer

rydavim
rydavim
18,771 Points

You just have a typo.

import re

file_object = open("basics.txt", encoding="utf-8")
data = file_object.read()
file_object.close()

# You've got an 'r' before 'Four' here.
first = (re.match(r'Four', data))

It's much easier to spot typos in other people's code. Happy coding!