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Played Challenges

Find fix point of cos - 1199 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: #110 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 8
Insert column data on Confluence-style table - 441 entries

Add ip addresses into new "IP" column based on the last digits from the "Server" column

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #12 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 14
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 505 entries

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #27 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easier Align - 358 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 190
  • Position: #51 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 2
Paste a column after a column - 2407 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #144 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 12
HS exam question - 1522 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 108
  • Position: #340 / 403
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat symbols in list - 1506 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #200 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 10
Fizzbuzz - 536 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 45
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #135 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 1
Substraction (bis) - 582 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #13 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 16
Changing around text with citations - 324 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #11 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 7
Poorly indented Python comments - 1274 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #24 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 16
Many duplicates - 1333 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #11 / 436
  • Number of attempts: 4
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 614 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #17 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 10
delete swap - 1639 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #131 / 512
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1223 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #182 / 258
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the shell script! - 2421 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #94 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 8
Visual block training - 1047 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 26
Innocent Monster - 165 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #17 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1646 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #59 / 548
  • Number of attempts: 4
Java to JavaScript - 267 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #17 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 9
Wikitext headings to markdown - 985 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #29 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 14
hello-world-vimgolf - 2472 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #110 / 699
  • Number of attempts: 3
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 878 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #98 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 265 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #17 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 10
Fill in the chess board - 933 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #24 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 20
Learn to ask for :help - 572 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #115 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
Plotting some variables in python - 1604 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: #2 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 7
Transpose a python matrix - 848 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #5 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 11
Create a diamond comment - 336 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #19 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 10
Lowercase first characters - 482 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: #5 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 12
Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 96 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

  • Best score: 74
  • Best player score: 104
  • Position: #18 / 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
Migrated to Postgres! - 321 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #61 / 125
  • Number of attempts: 3
Increment number for every 10 lines - 229 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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #32 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 9
simple replacements - 1706 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #24 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 11
Inverting Lines - 1870 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #86 / 505
  • Number of attempts: 7
CSV to MD format - 404 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #30 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 14
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 315 entries

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

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #12 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 17
Python dataclasses - 1120 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #27 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 8
Count to 100 in word form - 121 entries

Write all the numbers from 1 to 100, using their word forms rather than the digit form. Most of the parts you will need are included in the input file. Use hyphens when appropriate.

  • Best score: 53
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #19 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 5
RUST match with enum for Coin - 183 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 84
  • Best player score: 105
  • Position: #27 / 53
  • Number of attempts: 5
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 312 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #40 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1368 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #93 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 6
Put a cross in the square - 210 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #77 / 87
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 2022 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #265 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 3
HS Final exam vimgolf - 892 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #139 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 8
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