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Played Challenges

Find fix point of cos - 1169 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 https://mvanier.livejournal.com/2897.html about the Y combinator.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #173 / 355
  • Number of attempts: 3
Paste a column after a column - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #470 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 76
  • Position: #231 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 2022 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #201 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 4410 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #77 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 10
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #7 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 756 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #11 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 3
Yo To Hello - 1122 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #63 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 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: #2135 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 6
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #956 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6249 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #166 / 1527
  • Number of attempts: 10
One number per line - 18644 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2544 / 3849
  • Number of attempts: 6
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2851 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #234 / 843
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10809 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #509 / 3050
  • Number of attempts: 6
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #389 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3697 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #586 / 834
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7836 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #1340 / 1868
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 11370 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1373 / 4168
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2343 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10641 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1509 / 3673
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 16
  • Position: #659 / 1073
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1090 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 424 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #24 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple text editing with Vim - 12395 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1827 / 3605
  • Number of attempts: 9
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