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Played Challenges

Making 3 line function a one liner. - 167 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #10 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1515 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #125 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4117 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #239 / 1018
  • Number of attempts: 8
Satisfy the go linter - 2013 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #308 / 405
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 525 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #87 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 591 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #16 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1037 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #105 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32962 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #2726 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 9
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 831 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #214 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 2
Get mail address from outlook format - 596 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #80 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap values - 4440 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #507 / 1241
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5977 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #479 / 1468
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #803 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1019 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #116 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 5
Unsemantic linewrapping - 837 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #128 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 2
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #752 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 4
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2751 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #427 / 815
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add string initializers to an enum - 774 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #84 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10545 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #560 / 2989
  • Number of attempts: 5
Bad Copy Syntax - 1938 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #178 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3454 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #730 / 1121
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3410 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #274 / 764
  • Number of attempts: 10
Box it - 7682 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #1513 / 1836
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #287 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 9
Copy three lines - 2801 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #288 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 7
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #222 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2999 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 6
Back to the roots - 43 entries

Johnny has a file with more integers. He wants to change each number with its square root. Can you help him?

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #27 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #216 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fun With The Diagonal - 97 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #67 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vice versa - 7535 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #536 / 2048
  • Number of attempts: 6
One to Ten - 2095 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #268 / 642
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1918 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #244 / 472
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #170 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 3
Delete to the end of the current line - 713 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #214 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #161 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 17
Cartesian product - 217 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #58 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #606 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple Maths - 36 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #19 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1912 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 10
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #410 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 4
Shuffle puzzle - 307 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #95 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2451 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1780 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 6
NATO phonetic alphabet - 479 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #52 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 11
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #87 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #961 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replacing some words - 417 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #121 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 415 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #92 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 1
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