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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 342 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 73
  • Position: #67 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 4
Word Blender - 145 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #5 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 676 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #9 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 1
Interweave two blocks of text - 628 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: 17
  • Position: #114 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 936 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #37 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 5026 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #83 / 1733
  • Number of attempts: 3
Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

  • Best score: 68
  • Best player score: 77
  • Position: #7 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
Happy New Year! - 142 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #30 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 257 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #50 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 214 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate English Alphabets - 459 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #31 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 3
Insert a Markdown link - 430 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #17 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 3
Getters & Setters: Java - 203 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

  • Best score: 89
  • Best player score: 94
  • Position: #9 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 8
Solve the Sokoban - 161 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #14 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 343 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1213 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #132 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1890 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: 13
  • Position: #165 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 996 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
  • Position: #115 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #27 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 2
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 300 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 116
  • Position: #26 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letters are numbers - 149 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #16 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 5
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 237 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #11 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 compat - 609 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #10 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 832 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #138 / 454
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 643 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #146 / 398
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn this csv list into queries - 204 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 100
  • Position: #6 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 5
Dumb to smart - 94 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #13 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1284 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #64 / 511
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 502 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #28 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove Accent off the Letter - 106 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #5 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 456 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #33 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 197 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #33 / 144
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1006 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #154 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 1
Linear congruential generator - 124 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #11 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat most common surnames - 640 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #61 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember FizzBuzz? - 652 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 90
  • Position: #157 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1453 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #16 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 338 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #22 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1315 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #32 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 546 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #55 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1347 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #256 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 1074 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #121 / 304
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6500 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #472 / 1599
  • Number of attempts: 1
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