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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

LaTeX to XML Math Delimiters - 35 entries

Vim is amazing when used to edit MediaWiki text, but typing "<math> . . . </math>" can be tiresome and frustrating if formulas are used often. LaTeX delimiters are so concise and even come in two flavors: "\( . . . \)" for inline math and "\[ . . . \]" for centered formulas. The goal is to perform the following conversions: "\( . . . \)" becomes "<math>. . .</math>" "\[ . . . \]" becomes "<center><math>. . .</math></center>"

  • Best score: 63
  • Best player score: 94
  • Number of attempts: 1
Chinese Multiplication Table - 50 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.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
199 Fibonacci Numbers - 35 entries

Generate 199 Fibonacci Numbers using, if you like, the function S(x,y), a vimscript to sum two big numbers in reverse order.

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 69
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fibonacci Triangles - 41 entries

Triangles

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ugly spreadsheet copy/paste to CSV - 731 entries

convert an ugly spreadsheet copy/paste into a CSV format.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 2
Logging with key - 275 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
The name of the game - 582 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Refactor arguments into object argument - 156 entries

A relatively common Javascript refactoring.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 70 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.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort by sum of numbers in a line(?) - 45 entries

The lines with the biggest sums need to be at the top. The sums are on the right, which makes life hard. Maybe you can find a feature that will do all the work for you...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 845 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 923 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 354 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
REDRUM - 131 entries

If you remember "The Shinning", the first time you saw the bloody word REDRUM you probably thinked "What the Hell is that?" Well, then you know that you need a little help from a looking-glass to make sense of it. Now it's time to use vim like a mirror to reveal the message.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Prefixes and suffixes - 506 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 8
Compile C - 279 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 5
vim = 22 / 7 - 398 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Zach Kelling
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I get scientific with coffee and consume dangerous amounts of music in the pursuit of decentralization. Co-founder @hanzoai.

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