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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Christopher Ostrander Jr
Christopher Ostrander Jr
7,155 Points

Lost

contacts = re.match(""" (?P<email>[-\w\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+),\s (?P<phone>(?\d{3})?-?\s?\d{3}-\d{4}) """, string, re.X|re.M)

I have spent a lot of time trying to figure this out and I'm losing interest quickly. What is the problem with what I have?

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.match("""
    (?P<email>[-\w\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+),\s 
    (?P<phone>\(?\d{3}\)?-?\s?\d{3}-\d{4})
""", string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
210,863 Points

You nearly had it! The instructions say "Create a new variable named contacts that is an re.search() ...", but this code is using "re.match()" instead. Otherwise, the regex pattern is good!