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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Negated Numbers

Mona Jalal
Mona Jalal
4,302 Points

regex is not working as expected

why the following doesn't only return first and last names?

                 \b[-\w ]*
                 [-\w ]+
                 ''', names, re.X|re.I))

['Kenneth   kenneth@', 'com   (', '555-5555  Teacher,', 'Treehouse  @', 'kennethlove\nMcFarland,', 'Dave dave@', 'com  (', '555-5554  Teacher,', 'Treehouse\nArthur,', 'King    king_arthur@', 'uk       King,', 'Camelot\nÖsterberg,', 'Sven-Erik    governor@', 'se       Governor,', 'Norrbotten    @', 'Tim   tim@', 'com        Enchanter,', 'Killer Rabbit Cave\nCarson,', 'Ryan    ryan@', 'com  (', '555-5543  CEO,', 'Treehouse  @', 'ryancarson\nDoctor,', 'The doctor+', 'uk       Time Lord,', 'Gallifrey\nExampleson,', 'Example me@', 'com  555-555-5552    Example,', 'Example Co.', 'example\nObama,', 'Barack   president.', 'gov 555 555-5551    President,', 'United States of America @', 'potus44\nChalkley,', 'Andrew    andrew@', 'com    (', '555-5553  Teacher,', 'Treehouse  @', 'chalkers\nVader,', 'Darth    darth-vader@', 'gov  (', '555-4444  Sith Lord,', 'Galactic Empire  @', 'darthvader\nFernández de la Vega Sanz,', 'María Teresa mtfvs@', 'gov     First Deputy Prime Minister,', 'Spanish Govt.']