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SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 93 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

Simple Maths 2 - 18 entries

Time to practice expression register! #maths #linear

Format the output - 95 entries

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

citizen_hacks_2019_part1 - 15 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

Sudoku table - 58 entries

Make this simple sudoku table look nice and legible.

Comparing scores - 69 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.

My cafe needs a new menu - 22 entries

Help! My cafe needs a new menu and I've only got this plain-text file from the kitchen. In order to get it printed, I need to transform it into a markdown file with; headings for each type of item, prices on each menu item, dietary options and a key down the bottom.

Turn a ninja to case-insensitive [Nn][Ii][Nn][Jj][Aa] regexp! - 42 entries

I bumped into this in a dailywtf code: http://pastebin.com/QApa5ycS I didn't want to translate a string whenever I wanted to be [Ss][Aa][Rr][Cc][Aa][Ss][Tt][Ii][Cc] on slack, so I figured a script (python, sed, whatever) would be helpful. Well, or a few vim keystroke!

Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

Land of the Lost - 60 entries

Enter the tabs below the lyrics

Execute immediate SQL - 82 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

citizen_hacks_2019_part6 - 14 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

Not enough Ps - 59 entries

Different type of code

Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

It's a factor - 78 entries

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

paste indent correction - JS - 76 entries

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

Replace Parameter with Explicit Methods - 61 entries

Implementing the methods of a Java Interface

citizen_hacks_2019_part5 - 13 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

Sierpinski's Triangle - 79 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

Chucking wood - 75 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... - 92 entries

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

Roman numerals - 58 entries

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

Create an alphabet diamond - 76 entries

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

Double and switch - 37 entries

Aaaanother case switcher

HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 60 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.

Python: Lots of function arguments - 73 entries

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

PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 84 entries

Same class but reverse!

Chinese Multiplication Table - 70 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.

Make the circuit grid! - 73 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.

Lower cased and dashed strings - 46 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 ;)

SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 71 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.

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.

Lookahead and Lookbehind - 65 entries

Look everywhere

Sort yaml structures alphabetically by root key names - 26 entries

sometimes we want to sort structures alphabetically in yaml files

Permutations N=4 - 60 entries

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

JSON string rotation - 51 entries

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

Transposition - 67 entries

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

SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 68 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

Five Pillars - 56 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.

Flip the chessboard - 66 entries

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

Dumb to smart - 81 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

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.)

mp3 - Cutlist - 25 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.

Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 58 entries

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

Recursive Cowsay - 56 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

Remove hard line breaks - 43 entries

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

ascii-art diamond - 33 entries

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

Greek Letters - 59 entries

Starting with a list of Greek letters, create a cross-reference table showing all of the Greek alpha-beta. You'll likely need to use digraphs (:help digraphs). Note that while most digraphs can be entered with either character first, lowercase sigma has two digraphs -- s* AND *s! Good luck!

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.

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