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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Escapes

Keenan Smith
Keenan Smith
Python Development Techdegree Student 5,487 Points


I'm getting an error that only 3 words are coming back. Am i not using the right escape character?

import re

def first_number(string):
    string = re.search(r'\d', string)
    return string

def numbers(count, string):
    pattern = re.search(r'\w' * count, string)
    return pattern

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
220,450 Points

The example of "multiplying" a string shows it being done to a word character ("\w").

But the instructions say the function should be looking for numbers.