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# word_length.py: Still Getting Bummer

Im getting this :

Didn't get the right output. Output was [['123456'], ['Treehouse'], ['student'], ['Kenneth'], ['Python'], ['g0tcha']]. Length was 6.

When i test the code into my IDE it works or it seems to be work for me.

I'll try from to many ways but i don't know what's wrong :S

word_length.py
```import re

# EXAMPLE:
# >>> find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
# ['baby', 'balloon']
def find_words(count, data):

# first i need to split the args
# then i need to store in to the list
# and make a loop to apply the regex, if it matches stores in a new list
# done
item_list = []
item_list = data.split(", ")
times = count * "\w"
regex = times + "+"
print(regex)
return_list = []
# print(times)

for item in item_list:
if re.findall(regex, item):
# print(re.match(r'\w\w\w\w+', item))
# print(times + "+" + item)
print(re.findall(regex, item))
return_list.append(re.findall(regex, item))

return return_list

# find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
```

STAFF

Do you want to `append` to the list or `extend` it?

Let me know if that hint doesn't do the trick ;)

oh i see!! , the append it's only for objects and extend is for the list.

Thanks a lot! Craig Dennis i was a little stuck with this.

Hey Aldo, My initial solution was similar to yours and it also didn't work (via the challenge and via my idle). Eventually I discovered that the output of variable `regex` was not what I expected:

```regex = "\w" + "{" + str(4) + ",}"
>>> regex
'\\w{4,}'
```

This meant that when we're using it in `re.findall()` it actually looks like this:

```re.findall('\\w{4,}', item)
```

The answering post in https://teamtreehouse.com/community/wordlength shows a solution to this challenge, which I found helpful.

Oh i see, hum, so is i the regex pattern format the problem , well i need to study this, because this was make me nutts :P

Thank you !!

I think you are over complicating this challenge. Once you have split the string into a list of strings (which you did), all you need to do is check the length of each string and add it to a new list if length is greater than the count.

ok i understand what you mean, ill try the following but im still getting the same error of the length, well in fact im doing the regex not counting the legth of the word.

The strange thing is in my IDE this works...

```import re

# EXAMPLE:
# >>> find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
# ['baby', 'balloon']
def find_words(count, data):

# first i need to split the args
# then i need to store in to the list
# and make a loop to apply the regex, if it matches stores in a new list
# done
item_list = []
item_list = data.split(", ")
regex = "\w" + "{" + str(count) + ",}"
return_list = []

for item in item_list:
if re.findall(regex, item):
print(item)
# print(re.findall(regex, item))
return_list.append(re.findall(regex, item))

return return_list

find_words(4, "dog, cat, baby, balloon, me")
```