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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Babak Damadi
Babak Damadi
Courses Plus Student 3,133 Points

first and last name group

names = re.match(r'^(?P<last>[\w,]+),(?P<first>[\w\s\w]+)$',string)


perfectly produce a right output in workspace but grader is not liking it !!!

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(r'^(?P<lastname>[\w,]+),(?P<firstname>[\w\s\w]+)$',string)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

Your first character range includes word characters and commas. Do you want the first named group to include the comma?

Perhaps you want to remove the extra comma:

names = re.match(r'^(?P[\w]+),(?P[\w\s\w]+)$',string)