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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Groups

Gilang Ilhami
Gilang Ilhami
12,045 Points

Regular Expression - Groups

Couldn't really find what's wrong with the code It returns an error

import re

names_file = open("names.txt", encoding="utf-8")
data = names_file.read()
names_file.close()

# last_name = r'Love'
# first_name = r'Kenneth'
# print (re.match(last_name, data))
# print (re.search(first_name, data))
# print (re.findall(r'\(?\d{3}\)?-?\s? \d{3}-\d{4}', data))
# print (re.findall(r'\w*, \w+', data))
# print(re.findall(r'[-\w\d+.]+@[-\w\d.]+', data))
# print(re.findall(r'\b[trehous]{9}\b', data, re.IGNORECASE))
# print(re.findall(r'''
#     \b@[-\w\d.]* # First a word boundry, an @, and then any number of characters
#     [^gov\t]+ # Ignore +1 instances of the letter 'g', 'o', or 'v' and a tab
#     \b # Match another word boundry
# ''', data, re.VERBOSE|re.I))

# print(re.findall(r"""
#     \b[-\w]*, #Find a wordboundary, 1+ hypens or characters, and comma
#     \s # Find 1 whitespace
#     [-\w ]+ # Find hypens, characters, and explict characters
#     [^\t\n] # Ignore tabs and newlines
# """, data , re.X))
line = re.findall(r'''
    ^(?P<name>[-\w ]*,\s[-\w ]+)\t # Last and first name 
    (?<email>[-\w\d.+]+@[-\w\d.]+)\t # Email
    (?<phone>\(?\d{3}\)?-?\s?\d{3}-\d{4})?\t # Phone
    (?<job[\w\s]+,\s[\w\s.]+)\t? # Job and Compnay
    (@[\w\d]+)?$ # Twitter
''', data, re.X|re.MULTILINE)

print(line)
print(line.groupdict())
print(line)
print(line.groupdict())

2 Answers

Brendan Whiting
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Brendan Whiting
Front End Web Development Techdegree Graduate 84,678 Points

Here's what I can gather:

  • you need to put in the P in the named groups: (?P<name>...)
  • you're missing the closing > in the job group
  • you need to use the search method instead of findall
Gilang Ilhami
Gilang Ilhami
12,045 Points

Thank you very much brendan :)