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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Jake Williams
Jake Williams
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Groups names.py challenge

I've been fighting with this for a little while now and I'm not sure what else to do. I asked before but was given less than helpful instruction.

names.py
import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'
names = re.match(r'''
^(?P<last_name>[\w ]* \s,),
(?P<first_name>[\w\s\w]*)$
''', string)

1 Answer

Mel Rumsey
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Mel Rumsey
Treehouse Staff

Hey Jake Williams, I remember this one being SUPER tricky. Basically it just wants the regex for the last name ([\w\s]+) and the first name ([\w\s]+) separated by a comma and a space. Which would look something like this: names = re.match(r'([\w\s]+), ([\w\s]+)', string)

Hope this is helpful!