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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Luis Venegas
Luis Venegas
10,376 Points

I dont know what is wrong. It is returning first name 'Pier' and second name 'Perotto, '. Am I missing part of the query

It works and prints the groups, but it does not let me pass the challenge, I do not know what I'm missing.

names.py
import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

names = re.match(r'''
([\w]+,\s)
([\w]+)
''', string, re.X)

1 Answer

Luis Venegas
Luis Venegas
10,376 Points

I was able to complete this challenge. The output should be "Perotto," for the first group and "Pier Giorgio" for the second. Groups are defined by where the parens start and end, so in this case you have to leave the /s out of the parenthesis. The following was my solution to the problem.

names = re.match(r'([\w]+,)\s([\w ]+) ' , string, re.X)