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Python Regular Expressions in Python Introduction to Regular Expressions Email Groups

Why isn't my code passing the challenge?

I'm using the same code a Kenneth's, but the challenge keeps telling me that it "Didn't get a regex search object". What's happening?

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'''
''', string, re.X)

2 Answers

You're searching for \d in the email, and the emails in the string have non. Also when you use \d+ it search for 1 or more numbers. So in your case you either have to use \d* which searches for 0 or more or just get rid of the \d from the search in the email. And to pass this challenge you don't need the beginning and end of the string ^ $.

You're right! I didn't realize that! Thanks.

Josh Keenan
Josh Keenan
19,529 Points

Close on the email!


But it works in a simple fashion surprisingly.