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python-regexHow to match a year with Python Regex?

Python Regex can be used to match a year with the following steps:

  1. Create a regular expression pattern to match a year using the re module:
import re
year_pattern = re.compile(r'\d{4}')
  1. Use the findall() method to search for the pattern in a string:
year_matches = year_pattern.findall('The year is 2020')
  1. The findall() method will return a list of matches:

Code explanation

  • re module: used to create regular expression patterns
  • compile() method: used to compile a regular expression pattern
  • findall() method: used to search for the pattern in a string

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