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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Jason Smith
Jason Smith
6,946 Points

i can't figure out why i'm not getting back a regex search object!

please help, i've been stuck on this one for a long time

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\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+)(?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4}?)', string)

3 Answers

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,736 Points

You are very close. Remember to include a comma and a space \s between the two groups.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!

Jason Smith
Jason Smith
6,946 Points

i also need help with the second part of the challenge, can you explain why i'm getting the same error despite providing a regex statement?

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\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+), (?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4}?)', string)
twitters = re.search(r'''^@\w{8,}\b

$''', string, re.MULTILINE)```
Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,736 Points

There are two issues:

  • remove the leading caret ^ as this anchors the pattern at the beginning of the line preventing a match
  • add the re.VERBOSE switch to allow a whitespace and newlines to be ignored in the pattern definition. Remember to use the pipe symbol | to “or” switches together.
Jason Smith
Jason Smith
6,946 Points

thank you so much! i got past it