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Execute immediate SQL - 72 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

Create an alphabet diamond - 74 entries

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

Before there was Farmville... - 91 entries

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

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

Same class but reverse!

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.

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.

SQL to YAML - 32 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

Flip the chessboard - 66 entries

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

Permutations N=4 - 55 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

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.

ascii-art diamond - 27 entries

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

Dumb to smart - 80 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

Remove hard line breaks - 39 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

Create bison tokens - 32 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*

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.

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

sort python functions and methods alphabetically - 13 entries

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

Binary and Increment - 39 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

C to VimDict - 38 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

Recursive Cowsay - 49 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

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"!

Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

fib.c cleanup - 54 entries

cleanup the file

Five Pillars - 43 entries

Arrange all words in a table with 5 columns. The minimal space between words in columns is 2 spaces. Columns do have varying width.

TAR archive pretty print - 12 entries

Will you use isk ?

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.

Chinese Multiplication Table - 50 entries

Print a Chinese multiplication table in Vim. In China, every kid is asked to memorize this table. And thanks to the mono-syllabism of Chinese characters, it is not that hard. Printing the multiplication table is also a good exercise for programming beginners. For-loop, escaped characters, etc... There should be some special ways to print it in Vim.

Carriage return - 41 entries

I have some raw data from terminal output which uses carriege return for formatting. Carriage return sets the pointer to the first character on the line, and subsequent characters will overwrite what was there before. The challange is to simulate the terminal behaviour in vim. I'm kind of unsure if I should have skipped lines 9 and 15, since there might be some interesting solutions which are not that generic. Happy Golfing!

Enharmonic Equivalents - 52 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

Coordinates placeholder - 49 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

Untangle my tail, please! - 44 entries

You know, this words were playing to chase their tails and Oops! What happened? Now we have a complete mess, their tails are totally tangled, can you please help them to untangle their tails?

Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 31 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

Convert regular pandoc footnotes to in-line notes - 51 entries

Pandoc extends markdown by allowing footnotes, which are usually represented with a footnote identifier followed later in the document by the footnote itself. But Pandoc also allows inline footnotes without identifiers. How many strokes does it take to convert regular footnotes to inline notes? (NB: I've had trouble figuring out whether text-width makes a difference to Vimgolf in comparing the input and output file. I finally tested this locally using the Vimgolf vimrc and did a "gq" on the entire buffer as the last step. Apologies if I'm making a newbie mistake. First time submitter.)

un-C-escape string - 53 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

range(10) digit rotation - 32 entries

This is a data generator challenge or some kind of gift..

Across-Down Flip - 42 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

Extended Customer 2 - 44 entries

Format the chars

Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 45 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

Presidential Sorting - 45 entries

Given a nice CSV formatted arrangement of the Presidents of the United States, we need to print out an alphabetical list in pretty columns. Prove that vim can conquer this basic Excel task!

Simple Maths - 30 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

maximun and minimun - 44 entries

Find the maximum and minimum of the rows.

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