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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 345 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 147
  • Position: #85 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 704 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #54 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4851 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #744 / 1604
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 955 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: 42
  • Position: #99 / 371
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiplication table. - 206 entries

Create a multiplication table.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 124
  • Position: #56 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 294 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #83 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 157 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #63 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 2
Before there was Farmville... - 98 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

  • Best score: 156
  • Best player score: 228
  • Position: #30 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 165 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #65 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 352 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #77 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1225 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: 15
  • Position: #257 / 402
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 842 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #145 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 1009 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: #195 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 372 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #106 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 610 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: 18
  • Position: #164 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 834 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #429 / 455
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 510 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #78 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 499 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #114 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 467 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #150 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn this csv list into queries - 205 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 134
  • Position: #66 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1301 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #407 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 545 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: 10
  • Position: #215 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 471 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #67 / 237
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 199 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #62 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 1024 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #168 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 3
Linear congruential generator - 132 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 95
  • Position: #47 / 51
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 590 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #71 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 574 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #75 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 732 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #192 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 1
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 190 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #44 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 671 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #153 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember FizzBuzz? - 686 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 96
  • Position: #172 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1502 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #240 / 567
  • Number of attempts: 3
Deleting folded text - 342 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: 24
  • Position: #86 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1368 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #64 / 541
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 571 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #115 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1435 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: #272 / 396
  • Number of attempts: 2
Braces or Brackets? - 930 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #94 / 295
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3505 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #425 / 757
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 1176 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #186 / 321
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12481 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2626 / 3624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6749 entries

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

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #585 / 1652
  • Number of attempts: 1
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