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Played Challenges

months to html list items - 171 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #36 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paste a column after a column - 2120 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #360 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 1
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 346 entries

Append the sum of each line to its end, alongside an equals sign, and remove any that do not sum to 11. The ordering of lines should stay the same. Note that the combinations are semi-arbitrary and not all 4-number combinations are present in the file.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #47 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 3
HS exam question - 1420 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #157 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat symbols in list - 1417 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #164 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fizzbuzz - 486 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #71 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 1
Substraction (bis) - 558 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #57 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 4
Changing around text with citations - 302 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #68 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Poorly indented Python comments - 1145 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #79 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 2
Many duplicates - 1189 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #212 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 3
delete swap - 1454 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #227 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1155 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #169 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1550 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #58 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wikitext headings to markdown - 946 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #14 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 8
hello-world-vimgolf - 2294 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #112 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 3
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 806 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #161 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 2
Lowercase first characters - 455 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #17 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 4
simple replacements - 1508 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #71 / 330
  • Number of attempts: 9
Inverting Lines - 1774 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #137 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 3
CSV to MD format - 372 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #34 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 301 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #75 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a cross in the square - 201 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #32 / 83
  • Number of attempts: 3
swap number pairs - 2000 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #205 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS Final exam vimgolf - 862 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #146 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 3
Easy modification of ssh config - 335 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #23 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python: Def to Lambda - 423 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #112 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4350 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #622 / 1065
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiline to Single Line - 596 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #109 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get mail address from outlook format - 621 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #187 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6196 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #739 / 1513
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18611 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1032 / 3840
  • Number of attempts: 2
Separate the lines - 175 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #50 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add semicolons - 10783 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1726 / 3042
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3528 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #492 / 1142
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple addition - 307 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #51 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array of characters - 150 entries

We all copy paste things off the internet, but the syntax doesn't look right. Fix it as fast as possible.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #41 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a list of numbers - 283 entries

Please generate list of numbers from 1 to 20.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #112 / 136
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1987 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #16 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 6
Separating firstname & lastname - 117 entries

Seperate named with equal tabs.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #22 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple format (2) - 334 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #57 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 2
camel riding - 769 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #74 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 5
Config Sections - 38 entries

Section me!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #7 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 3
Square numbers - 99 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #19 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 6
Words in parens - 12848 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1167 / 3943
  • Number of attempts: 1
It's a factor - 91 entries

Flaunt your macro prowess by factoring some numbers. Too hard? It takes less than 30 strokes, I promise.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #5 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 2
Alphabet soup - 419 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #10 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 12205 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #687 / 3561
  • Number of attempts: 3

Contributed Challenges

CSV to MD format - 372 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

Increment number for every 10 lines - 212 entries

The file consists of 2 columns (code and percentage). We need to add 2 more columns with increasing number for 4th column (Xcols) and increment 3rd column (Ycols) only for every 10 lines with reset of 4th column

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