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Played Challenges

Transpose a python matrix - 847 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #25 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 16
Inverting Lines - 1850 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #467 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 2344 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #120 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33419 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: #1883 / 7374
  • Number of attempts: 18
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6245 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #249 / 1525
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18635 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #964 / 3847
  • Number of attempts: 23
Add semicolons - 10806 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #184 / 3049
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7830 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #368 / 1867
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11367 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3568 / 4166
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 15
  • Position: #22 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5591 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #491 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 16
I forgot quotes - 15935 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #940 / 4163
  • Number of attempts: 13
Shift down - 193 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #31 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 11
vim1001 - 283 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #44 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3177 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #390 / 1130
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 1001 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #122 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 6
NATO phonetic alphabet - 501 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #40 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 7
Numbering a List - 1860 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #106 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 12353 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1761 / 3597
  • Number of attempts: 4
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