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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

emails.py Task 1 of 2.

Can someone shed some light on the topic of excluding the commas and the spaces? I thought I understood what was going on, but now i'm a bit confused. Can anyone point at where my code is deficient?

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|re.M)

try this: contacts = re.search(r''' (?P<email>[-\w\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+) ,\s (?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})''' string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

try this: contacts = re.search(r''' (?P<email>[-\w\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+) ,\s (?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})''' string, re.X|re.M)