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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

Frederik Madsen
Frederik Madsen
6,848 Points

Name groups in regular expressions

Not sure what I'm missing here

names.py
import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

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

2 Answers

I've found this passes the challenge. I'm sure it can written in various ways:

names = re.match(r'(?P<first_name>[\w]+),\s(?P<last_name>[\w ]+)', string)

boi
boi
8,670 Points

The challenge states "The pattern should provide two groups", Your solution has no groups. If you don't know what are groups, I recommend going back to the previous video, to understand Regular expressions groups.