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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Word Length

Leo Marco Corpuz
Leo Marco Corpuz
18,975 Points

Python regular expressions

Not sure what’s wrong with my code. My error message says it’s getting a nested list output ([[]]).

word_length.py
import re

# EXAMPLE:
# >>> find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
# ['baby', 'balloon']
def find_words(count,starg):
    string_search=re.findall(r'\w{count,}', starg)
    string_list=[]
    string_list.append(string_search)
    return string_list

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
221,070 Points

You won't need to nest string_search inside another string, you can return it directly.

But you also don't want the word "count" as part of your regex. Instead, use concatenation or formatting to include the value of the count in the regex.