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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Variable 'twitters' is not working

The variable 'twitters' is plain not getting the right values.

import re

string = '''Love, Kenneth, kenneth+challenge@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5555, @kennethlove
Chalkley, Andrew, andrew@teamtreehouse.co.uk, 555-555-5556, @chalkers
McFarland, Dave, dave.mcfarland@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5557, @davemcfarland
Kesten, Joy, joy@teamtreehouse.com, 555-555-5558, @joykesten'''

contacts = re.search(r'(?P<email>[-\w\d.+]+@[-\w\d.+]+),\s(?P<phone>\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4})', string)
twitters = re.search(r'\b@[\d\w]+\b', string)

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 68,423 Points

You are very close! Two issues:

  • need to include end-of-line (EOL) anchor $ to the end of the pattern. This will differentiate between the @ in the email and in the twitter handle.
  • remove the leading \b. The @-sign is already a "word boundary" marker, so it's not necessary. Also with it present, it means a word boundary is needed just before the @-sign instead of a space.

Also, the trailing \b is redundant with the EOL anchor.

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