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

Nathan Rolf
Nathan Rolf
Python Web Development Techdegree Student 6,118 Points

Won't detect whitespaces in name fields.


It won't pick up the whitespace in the name fields.

import re

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

1 Answer

Kyle Knapp
Kyle Knapp
21,526 Points

I just added \s in the brackets for <first> and used the same pattern for <last>.

re.compile(r'^(?P<last>[\w\s.-]+),\s(?P<first>[\w\s.-]+):\s(?P<score>\d+$)$', re.MULTILINE)

It appears to work.