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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Kevin Nguyen
Kevin Nguyen
4,422 Points

what is solution for emails.py?

contacts = re.search(r''' ?P<email>([\w.+]+@[\w.]+),\s # email ?P<phone>([\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{5}) # phone ''', string, re.X)

I got error 'nothing to repeat'

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+.]+@[\w.]+),\s\t # email
?P<phone>(\d{3}-\d{3}-\d{4}) # phone
''', string, re.X)

2 Answers

#try the following
re.search(r' (?P<...>      )',  string)
Kenneth Love
Kenneth Love
Treehouse Guest Teacher

Group names go inside the group. (?P<name>[...]), not outside.