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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

ZENG ZHIYI
ZENG ZHIYI
2,097 Points

how to use re.search?

In line 11: (?P<twitters>@\w+)$

Why is this code not available? It cant match twiters.

Thx for your help!

emails.py
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'''
(?P<email>[\w\+]*@[\w.]*),\s
(?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4}),\s
(?P<twitters>@\w+)$
''', string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Hi Zeng,

Your pattern for twitter is fine, but the result needs to return to a new variable twitters.

Now, make a new variable, twitters that is an re.search()

Hope this helps,

Cheers

ZENG ZHIYI
ZENG ZHIYI
2,097 Points

Hi Richey, I want to catch twitters in variable contacts(It as a dict).

'twitter' as a key,and teacher's twitter name as value.

How to make it work?

Thx for ur help again!

Is this no longer about the challenge? I'm not sure I understand the question. Are you asking to capture twitter handles and store them in a dictionary each with a key of 'twitter'?