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$ gem install vimgolf
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$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

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Calculate the table totals - 105 entries

Go ahead... commit the treachery of using vim as a spreadsheet.

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 127 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

Ninjas Leaderboard - 83 entries

The two lines in "Start file" has an obfuscated email address. Second line give an index (from 1 to 30) to the chars list of the first line, for example, the first char of email (n) is in position 25, second char (i) is in position 19 and s.o.

Comparing scores - 68 entries

If Alice and Bob both did the challenge, put their entries together in the top paragraph, so we can compare their scores more easily.

Printable ASCII characters - 95 entries

From a blank input, print all 95 printing ASCII characters one per line, from space to tilde.

Sudoku table - 50 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

Letters are numbers - 121 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 93 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

Word Blender - 118 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

Format the output - 95 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

Square numbers - 57 entries

Boring math puzzle.

paste indent correction - JS - 75 entries

You copy some javascript code from a website and paste it into vim, it does not look good!

sort python functions and methods alphabetically - 13 entries

* sort functions in the python file alphabetically * sort functions within a Class alphabetically * sort Classes alphabetically

Roman numerals - 57 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

It's a factor - 75 entries

Flaunt your macro prowess by factoring some numbers. Too hard? It takes less than 30 strokes, I promise.

Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 59 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

Lower cased and dashed strings - 41 entries

As I have to generate big fixtures files, I wanted to find a way to format input data the way described by start and end files. Especially the lower-cased-and-dashed ids Not so good to find a pure Vim way, that's why I submit this challenge ;)

Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

Execute immediate SQL - 72 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

SQL to YAML - 32 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

mp3 - Cutlist - 12 entries

An audio CD was accidentally ripped into one single mp3 file. A dummy cue-file now needs to be filled out with the correct values to get single mp3 files.

Not enough Ps - 44 entries

Different type of code

Create an alphabet diamond - 74 entries

Here's a brain teaser to keep things interesting...

ascii-art diamond - 27 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

Chucking wood - 69 entries

An exercise in compressing repetitive text. For this challenge, any entry that uses keys outside the main row (such as arrow keys, Home, End, Delete, etc.) will be removed. (Esc is OK, though you should be using C-[ anyway.)

Before there was Farmville... - 90 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

Complete the circuit grid! - 72 entries

Continuing from the last challenge, add additional rows to the grid. Change each of the names from 'A1'...'A10' to 'B1'...'B10', 'C1'...'C10', etc, and for each new row add 0.7 to the X values in the (X Y) at the end of each line.

PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 83 entries

Same class but reverse!

SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 70 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

Make the circuit grid! - 71 entries

Copy this command for a circuit layout program to create 10 total smd commands. Increment the number in quotes to name each pad, and add 0.7 to each of the (X Y) coordinates at the end of each line.

Transposition - 66 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

Lookahead and Lookbehind - 62 entries

Look everywhere

Python: Lots of function arguments - 66 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

Flip the chessboard - 66 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 64 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 66 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 57 entries

Format this footnote (in kramdown syntax) so that it has hanging indent.

Create bison tokens - 31 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

Tiny column alignment - 37 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

Greek column realign - 40 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

TAR archive pretty print - 10 entries

Will you use isk ?

Dumb to smart - 80 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

Sierpinski's Triangle - 63 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 61 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

Add links to an existing HTML table - 59 entries

Add these links at that top to the respective table cell. First link, first cell, etc.

C to VimDict - 38 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

JSON string rotation - 38 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

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