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

what is the problem in this can anyone help me thanks

Create a variable named players that is an re.search() or re.match() to capture three groups: last_name, first_name, and score. It should include re.MULTILINE. the output of players return . Got "{'firstname': 'Love, ', 'secondname': 'Kenneth: ', 'score': '20'}". as that question tell me to return what should I do

import re

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

players = re.search(r'''
                   (?P<firstname>[\w\s]+,\s)  #firstname
                   (?P<secondname>[\w\s]+:\s) #lastname

1 Answer

Chris Freeman
Chris Freeman
Treehouse Moderator 67,994 Points

Hi Amir! You are close! The following issues need to be fixed:

  • used the requested group names. "first_name" and "last_name" instead of "firstname" and "secondname"
  • move the ,\s and :\s outside of the group match patterns.

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