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Played Challenges

One number per line - 18668 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3128 / 3851
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4761 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #189 / 1883
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11371 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #213 / 4169
  • Number of attempts: 6
Interweave two blocks of text - 641 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #50 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 7
Basic renumbering - 5605 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #862 / 1260
  • Number of attempts: 3
comments galore - 1017 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #84 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 3
Mirror Symmetry - 811 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #136 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap assigned value - 626 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #76 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4267 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #676 / 1188
  • Number of attempts: 4
camel riding - 774 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #249 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap or reverse - 117 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #10 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 2
Logging with key - 301 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #75 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
Space out the alphabet - 1630 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #158 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove all lines in first part - 197 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #20 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the XML - 997 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #273 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffled numbers - 236 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #8 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 2
Condensed Cases - 793 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #26 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 7
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1536 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 4
-a-b-c- - 3181 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #548 / 1131
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 1006 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #76 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 10
120 Degrees - 469 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #21 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 5
Where should I put the Newline? - 868 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #145 / 433
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #687 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 6
attr_aligner - 3454 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #322 / 695
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1597 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #457 / 513
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 3128 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #192 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3699 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 1017 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #264 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 1
Groups magic - 157 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #13 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 5
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1586 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #69 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 8
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1096 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #396 / 442
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #269 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove noise from HTTP log - 699 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #98 / 271
  • Number of attempts: 5
switch variable - 5042 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #355 / 1739
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort the cardinal numbers - 293 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #41 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1953 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #67 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 5
remove dupes from array - 1338 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #134 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 6
HTML to Haml - 843 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #153 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1863 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #399 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1916 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #225 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse and count - 459 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: 22
  • Position: #44 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #311 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1300 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #206 / 516
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 1018 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #98 / 339
  • Number of attempts: 7
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3413 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #455 / 745
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12398 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1402 / 3607
  • Number of attempts: 5
Evan Coleman
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Freelance Mac/iOS Developer, Formerly @timehop, Aerospace Engineer, Student Pilot, Skier, Guitarist, Yankees, Knicks & Jets Fan.

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