Welcome to the Treehouse Community

The Treehouse Community is a meeting place for developers, designers, and programmers of all backgrounds and skill levels to get support. Collaborate here on code errors or bugs that you need feedback on, or asking for an extra set of eyes on your latest project. Join thousands of Treehouse students and alumni in the community today. (Note: Only Treehouse students can comment or ask questions, but non-students are welcome to browse our conversations.)

Looking to learn something new?

Treehouse offers a seven day free trial for new students. Get access to thousands of hours of content and a supportive community. Start your free trial today.

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

Ben Hedgepeth
seal-mask
.a{fill-rule:evenodd;}techdegree
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.

players.py
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
            (?P<first_name>[\w]+):\s
            (?P<score>\d+)
         '''
return re.search(regex, string, re.M|re.X).groupdict()

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
MOD
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,665 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!!!