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Played Challenges

Easier Align - 257 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 57
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #3 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 13
Poorly indented Python comments - 1133 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #57 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 11
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1543 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #67 / 515
  • Number of attempts: 4
Wikitext headings to markdown - 939 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #8 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 7
hello-world-vimgolf - 2287 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #328 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fill in the chess board - 886 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #70 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
Plotting some variables in python - 1531 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.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #48 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 12
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 307 entries

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

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #4 / 94
  • Number of attempts: 8
Modernise code - 1308 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #74 / 302
  • Number of attempts: 8
swap number pairs - 1986 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #85 / 367
  • Number of attempts: 14
HS Final exam vimgolf - 852 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #78 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 12
Rural Post - 4342 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #401 / 1062
  • Number of attempts: 4
Satisfy the go linter - 2144 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: #94 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33342 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: #2320 / 7355
  • Number of attempts: 9
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6191 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #388 / 1512
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #723 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10780 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1687 / 3041
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3634 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #319 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7818 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #420 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11345 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3158 / 4159
  • Number of attempts: 1
Missing Library and a Typo - 846 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #97 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 8
Array transposition - 2378 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #167 / 443
  • Number of attempts: 16
I forgot quotes - 15918 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1231 / 4158
  • Number of attempts: 9
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 345 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #72 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 5
Transposition - 76 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #21 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 6
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