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

What am I doing wrong?

i dont know where im going wrong. i keep getting a syntaxterror

import re

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

    ^(P<name>(P<last>[-\w ]*),\s(P<first>[-w ]+))\t
''',data, re.X|re.M

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,995 Points

Great effort! Here is a list of items to fix:

  • add missing colon after first name group
  • replace \t with \s as whitespace between first name and score
  • add missing + after score character set to allow for multiple digits
  • change 'data' to 'string' in re statement
  • add missing ) to end of re statement
  • add missing question marks to "?P" group syntax
  • correct group names to last_name and first_name
  • remove wrapper group name,
  • add missing \ to \win first_name group

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