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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Escapes

Bodie Ponder
Bodie Ponder
2,808 Points

Not sure how to search and return the string as a integer.

Or maybe I'm missing something? When I check work it says: Bummer: Didn't get the right match. Got "auoesua".

escapes.py
import re


def first_number(string1):
    search1 = re.search(r'\d', string1)
    return search1

def numbers(count, string):
    return re.search(r'\w' * 7 , string)

1 Answer

Hi Bodie,

In the second challenge the objective is to search for numbers, and you’re supposed to be returning a __ amount of numbers. So you want to switch out the w for a d (so that your regex is checking for digits). And you want to switch the hardcoded 7 with the variable count.

def numbers(count, string):
    return re.search(r'\d' * count , string)
Bodie Ponder
Bodie Ponder
2,808 Points

Worked! thank you sir!