I just noticed the closing parenthesis in re() was missing too. There seems to be few problems, really.
What are you trying to do?
EDIT: It looks like you want to abbreviate all author first names?
"Wood, Sir John" becomes "Wood, S. John"
"Ball, Harry" becomes "Ball, H."
Last edited by eschwartz; 07-04-2014 at 12:24 AM.