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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Name Groups

"No .groups() attribute, did you do a match?"

My code gives me the error message above. I have no idea where the error is or what it is about.

import re

string = 'Perotto, Pier Giorgio'

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

1 Answer

Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

If you use multiple lines in your regex, you'll want to use the re.VERBOSE flag, too, otherwise the regular expression matcher will try to match the newlines and tabs/spaces in your pattern.

Also, it's giving you that attribute because no groups were matched.

Thank you, Kenneth. I think I got it