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

Ben Hedgepeth
Ben Hedgepeth
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 10,287 Points

Regular expression using groupdict() doesn't pass

I've looked through my code as thoroughly as possible, but I can't seem to find what I'm doing wrong here regarding the regular expression.

import re

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

regex = r'''
            (?P<last_name>^[ \w]+),\s
return re.search(regex, string, re.M|re.X).groupdict()

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,031 Points

You are very close.

  • The challenge ask you to assign the results of the search to the variable players. :point_right: replace return with assignment.

  • groupdict is not necessary. Simply assign the whole search results.

  • similar to the last_name pattern, there is a space needed in the first_name pattern.

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