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Played Challenges

[Real World] PHP To Markdown - 25 entries

Fun refactoring I had to do in the real world. This presents several challenges: - How to create a table that fits the informations exactly - How to keep track of two informations per line while doing the refactoring - Generate the link from the actual text Have fun!

  • Best score: 141
  • Best player score: 178
  • Number of attempts: 1
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.

  • Best score: 126
  • Best player score: 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Draw the Go board - 110 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 69
  • Number of attempts: 1
ASCII-art Histogram - 177 entries

Create an ASCCI-art histogram for the given numbers. Make sure not to leave trailing whitespaces. Thanks to VimGolf I recently discovered a feature of Vim thAT blew my mind. I'm curious to see what real ninjas make of it ;-)

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
html paragraph to table - 451 entries

reformat html paragraph to table

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 6
Resort and deup a CSV list - 122 entries

I'm always adding items to a sorted list. There has to be a better way dedup and resort the lists. There are multiple lists with varying lengths to discourage manual sorting. Also Australia's animals are weird.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 5
The D a n k Side of the Moon - 28 entries

You're making a vaporwave cover of The Dark Side of the Moon. So for the tracklisting, you want to: 1. Change the track names to v a p o r c a s e 2. Double the track lengths (since you're slowing them down). Well... let's just double the minutes.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
Kolakoski sequence -- level 2 - 10 entries

This time, the line above describes the line below. Level 1 at: http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/5c880211ab65cb00065c74eb

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple format (2) - 253 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pascal's Triangle - 21 entries

Generate the first 17 left-justified rows of Pascal's triangle.

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letterbox - 71 entries

Make a box!

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 617 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
snowflake fractal - 34 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Permutations N=4 - 55 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 9
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 209 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 2689 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Triangular Numbers - 59 entries

Generate the first 50 triangular numbers.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10668 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Label grid cells (6x6) - 13 entries

Label the cells of a grid with its coordinates. Rows are labelled top to bottom from A to F, and columns left to right from A to F. Each cell has a coordinate MN, where M is the row letter and N is the column letter.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 2090 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 6242 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 5
Build a six - 239 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Unsemantic linewrapping - 464 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: 9
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1273 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2049 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 115 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 4829 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Add semicolons - 4235 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fun With The Diagonal - 86 entries

change the lowercase characters on the main diagonal to uppercase

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
multiple cursor alternative - 1175 entries

from: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/6w5pfa/crosspost_from_remacs_how_would_you_do_this_in_vim/

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 5
Flip the bit - 84 entries

Change the specific 0 to a 1.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 880 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract wireshark capture filter - 129 entries

Extract wireshark capture filter from IP plan

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Counting in binary - 393 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 4
ninja substitution - 754 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 9664 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 3613 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
Convert Application Output to CSV - 132 entries

Change the application output to comma-separated values

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 6
V to the i - 4104 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
comments galore - 910 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 2167 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 540 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
That hyphen - 2250 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 428 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
move titles next to url, in quotes - 349 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 463 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values inside brackets - 1733 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Every other line - 2232 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
7th Birthday - 163 entries

We have a bunch of numbers written from 0 to 9 in the order present in the text input file. The task is to create 7 by replacing the numbers with dashes.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 1984 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11368 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 14126 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 7
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 478 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment each number - 593 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 26748 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Put the months in order - 577 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Across-Down Flip - 42 entries

Do this instead of the Sunday crossword.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 5
Song Transcription Oops - 158 entries

When transcribing vocal music to Canjo Tab you can start by finding the lowest note and assigning that to zero and working your way up from there. However, without fail, I tend to miscount the notes and when I am near done I find a lower note. I mark this with a "z". This means I have to increase all the previous ones by 1. just a sting of numbers :)

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9715 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1413 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Cool or not? - 545 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1507 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 5
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 506 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sierpinski's Triangle - 79 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 28 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Number of attempts: 1
Bad Copy Syntax - 1012 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Array transposition - 1738 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python challenge - 114 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 4204 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

snowflake fractal - 34 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

Kolakoski sequence -- level 2 - 10 entries

This time, the line above describes the line below. Level 1 at: http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/5c880211ab65cb00065c74eb

Kolakoski sequence -- level 1 - 51 entries

Generate the Kolakoski sequence as described by its first 75 terms.

ninja substitution - 754 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

Box it - 4204 entries

Create a box around a line.

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contributed 5 challenges