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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

emails.py / Not sure what regrex object is but Im not getting it/

Yet again, I am in need of help. I really do not know what I am doing wrong. Getting the error not getting regrex object.

import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth, kenneth+challenge@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5555, @kennethlove
Chalkley, Andrew, andrew@teamtreehouse.co.uk, 555-555-5556, @chalkers
McFarland, Dave, dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5557, @davemcfarland
Kesten, Joy, joy@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5558, @joykesten'''

contacts = re.search(r"""
""",string, re.X)

2 Answers

Christian Mangeng
Christian Mangeng
15,970 Points

Hi Alexander,

you are almost there. In the string you can see that the emails and phone numbers are separated by a comma and a space, so you need to include these in your matching pattern (outside of the groups).

Thank you Christian! So funny thing I had the correct code but I continued to get an error saying not correct regrex Then I realized that all I had to do was add was remove s from the group name email.

For the second part of the challenge I found that ?$ does not have to be outside the group. Initially I was putting (?P<twitters>@[-\w\d]+)?$ and always received a message stating that I did not find all the twitter tags. So I changed it it to (?P<twitters>@[-\w\d]+?$) and it worked.

Regardless, Thank again for your help!