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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Players Dictionary and Class

Stacey Normington
Stacey Normington
4,892 Points

regex issue

Every time I try this it comes up with players doesn't seem to be a regex object but apparently a few people in the community have passed using it, any suggestions as to what I'm doing wrong?

players.py
import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth: 20
Chalkley, Andrew: 25
McFarland, Dave: 10
Kesten, Joy: 22
Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton: 18'''

string = '''Love, Kenneth: 20
Chalkley, Andrew: 25
McFarland, Dave: 10
Kesten, Joy: 22
Stewart Pinchback, Pinckney Benton: 18'''

players = players = re.findall(r"""
    ^(?P<last_name>[\w\s]*),\s
    (?P<first_name>[\w\s]*):\s
    (?P<score>[\d]+)$
""", string, re.X|re.M)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,665 Points

Hey Stacey Normington, you’re so close!

The regex pattern is correct. However, the tasks asks you to use re.search or re.match. Both of these return a regex object.

The re.findall function returns a list of strings.

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