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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Lukas Kral
Lukas Kral
4,277 Points

No idea how to get more than one twitter handle without using findall() instead of search method.

I just don't know what to do, spent about 1 hour on this and I cant figure out a way to do it using search method.

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.]+),\s  #email
    (?P<phone>\(?\d{3}\)?\s?-?\d{3}-\d{4})   #phone
''',string, re.X)

twitters = re.search(r'''
''',string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,029 Points

You are very close. Your current group includes a leading space before the @ sign. Remove the space and it will pass.

The challenge is not asking you to find all the Twitter handles with a single search. If you did want all of the Twitter handles, findall() would be the correct choice.

Post back if you need more help. Good luck!!!