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Played Challenges

V to the i - 4639 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #872 / 1856
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2215 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #291 / 728
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #766 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 2
That hyphen - 2498 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #27 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5430 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #293 / 1227
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 495 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #193 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim1001 - 269 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #11 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 3
Roman numerals - 67 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #8 / 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #453 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Count both ways - 957 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #133 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - Test - 233 entries

Just testing.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #35 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 3
120 Degrees - 441 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #65 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 1
Gray area - 698 entries

It's a golf metaphor or something.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #47 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 2
NBCU Weekly Challenge - #0 - 124 entries

One of our favorites lines here at NBCU! p.s. The first version of #0 was deleted due to me copy/pasting a HTML entity. Congrats to the one who figured that out, you are a true ninja warrior!

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #15 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 3
Neither Fizz nor Buzz - 216 entries

Not your regular increment macro! The gaps are tricky.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #19 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 3
Do you demand a shrubbery? - 1105 entries

Use :redir and crush the emacsgolfers.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #84 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 4
Don't know what this is - 1948 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #293 / 571
  • Number of attempts: 1
Two become one - 703 entries

We have two c arrays and want to make one two dimensional out of it. Can we do that?

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #62 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 6
Where should I put the Newline? - 842 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #110 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vim tetris - 351 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #18 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 8
Mess in revision history - 1143 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #27 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #478 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 3
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #77 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 4
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #446 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hole-in-one - 973 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #69 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 6
Minimalist Limerick - 503 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #76 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 260 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #142 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 476 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #88 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 1
A simple change - 396 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #100 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #201 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1004 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #72 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #143 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 4
Append semicolon after expressions - 942 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #208 / 385
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 521 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #238 / 336
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 640 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #63 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1157 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #155 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #49 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1194 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #192 / 486
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #110 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1346 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #146 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1141 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #89 / 346
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2970 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #288 / 661
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6000 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #108 / 1479
  • Number of attempts: 6
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