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Quicksort - 515 entries

We need the numbers in the first row sorted as quickly as possible! Be careful not to disturb the data below the divider though: that must remain unchanged.

EDN reformat - 347 entries

The goal is to make the code more readable and concise while maintaining its functionality.

Tic-Tac-Toe Grid Transformation - 134 entries

Your mission is to efficiently convert the original Tic-Tac-Toe grid, represented by 'x's and 'o's, into a neat and well-organized game board.

Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 156 entries

Retrieve the primary server for each country from a mirror list file and organize them alphabetically by country name. Given a mirror list file containing server information for various countries, the objective is to extract the primary server from each country and then arrange these servers in alphabetical order based on the respective country names.

Populate 3D bone names list - 235 entries

Ran into this at work, excited to see how this gets optimized

Remove line numbers - 266 entries


Find fix point of cos - 798 entries

Write a function to find the fix point of cos. It is not a good code; It is just to use vim. Inspired by the excellent about the Y combinator.

Insert column data on Confluence-style table - 343 entries

Add ip addresses into new "IP" column based on the last digits from the "Server" column

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 393 entries

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string.

Easier Align - 244 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

Paste a column after a column - 1887 entries

This task is very common while using multi-cursor. What is the elegant vim way ?

Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 316 entries

Append the sum of each line to its end, alongside an equals sign, and remove any that do not sum to 11. The ordering of lines should stay the same. Note that the combinations are semi-arbitrary and not all 4-number combinations are present in the file.

Tabbed Table to Python Array - 564 entries

Not payed by the hour? So make it fast ;-) The table contains the relative occurencies of bigrams (two consecutive letters) in 1/100,000 in the german language, copy-pasted from

HS exam question - 1345 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

Reformat symbols in list - 1321 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

Fizzbuzz - 464 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

Substraction (bis) - 509 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

Changing around text with citations - 275 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

Poorly indented Python comments - 1079 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

Many duplicates - 1123 entries

Quick and easy

2 quick changes and a numbered list - 543 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

delete swap - 1378 entries

delete all swap

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1090 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb ( - had some extra spaces in output file.

Fix the shell script! - 1968 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

Visual block training - 912 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

Innocent Monster - 154 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1466 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

Java to JavaScript - 253 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

Wikitext headings to markdown - 905 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

hello-world-vimgolf - 2185 entries

Simple number generation

Contribute to keyboard mashing - 792 entries

Speak in tongues

Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 216 entries

Who even sorted this?

Solve anagram with ASCII letters - 34 entries

ASCII created by TOIlet command

Fill in the chess board - 843 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

Learn to ask for :help - 487 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

Plotting some variables in python - 1505 entries

4 sets of (x,y) variables to plot. Just increment the numbers! Well, let's change the colors of the lines as well. Oh and we meant to plot the absolute values of course.

Transpose a python matrix - 784 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

Create a diamond comment - 301 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

Lowercase first characters - 450 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 87 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

Write Hello World in the 'i use arch btw' -programming language - 30 entries

> "I use Arch btw" is an esoteric programming language based on Brainfuck in which the Brainfuck commands have been replaced with the following keywords: i, use, arch, linux, btw, by, the, way.

Migrated to Postgres! - 287 entries

Celebration completion of this project.

Increment number for every 10 lines - 212 entries

The file consists of 2 columns (code and percentage). We need to add 2 more columns with increasing number for 4th column (Xcols) and increment 3rd column (Ycols) only for every 10 lines with reset of 4th column

simple replacements - 1366 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

Inverting Lines - 1677 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

CSV to MD format - 357 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

Generate a very basic Python constructor - 303 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

Python dataclasses - 881 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

Count to 100 in word form - 75 entries

Write all the numbers from 1 to 100, using their word forms rather than the digit form. Most of the parts you will need are included in the input file. Use hyphens when appropriate.

RUST HTML to maud. - 17 entries

RUST HTML to maud. maud is one of the template engines for server-side rendering based on rust. rusty practice on vimgolf

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