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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Escapes

Ryan McGuire
Ryan McGuire
3,757 Points

What am I missing, search with a regular expression, the first number in the string and return the match object.

This works in my workspace, but I must be doing something wrong for their listed goal. Can anyone explain where I went wrong and what the code should read? Thanks for your help.

escapes.py
import re

def first_number(string):
    return(re.match(r'\d',string))

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
222,096 Points

The instructions say "The function should search, with a regular expression, the first number in the string and return the match object."

The word "search" in the instructions is a clue to what "re" method you should use (instead of "match").