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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Word Length

how can I pass the argument count into the re function?

how can I pass the argument count into the function?

import re

EXAMPLE:

>>> find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")

['baby', 'balloon']

def find_words(count, str1): print( re.findall(r'\w{count,}', str1))

find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")

word_length.py
import re

# EXAMPLE:
# >>> find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
# ['baby', 'balloon']

def find_words(count, str1):
  print( re.findall(r'\w{count,}', str1))


find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,644 Points

Here's a few hints:

  • just define the function, don't call it (the challenge does that itself)
  • remember to return the result, not print it
  • using the word "count" in the re string won't work, but building the string using the variable will
  • remember to convert the number into a string before concatenating with other strings

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def find_words(count, str1):
  return re.findall(r'\w{' + str(count) + ',}', str1)

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Thank you Steven, it works as expected. It's a good idea to use str(count) to return it to raw string. :)