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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1515 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #27 / 291
  • Number of attempts: 17
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: 22
  • Position: #432 / 7276
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #21 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 9
V to the i - 4641 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #352 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 597 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #75 / 358
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #7 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 10
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #136 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #187 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1337 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #82 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #508 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 7
Recursively Palindrome - 234 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #69 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiplication table. - 195 entries

Create a multiplication table.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 395
  • Position: #63 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 280 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #89 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 443 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #24 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabetize the directory - 269 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #67 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1832 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #353 / 627
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1211 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #276 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 8
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #154 / 667
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #31 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #396 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 5
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