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Played Challenges

Replace word while reserving first letter case - 103 entries

Window -> Door window -> door Windows -> Windows windows -> windows

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #4 / 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
months to html list items - 176 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #6 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 4
Instance creation in Verilog - 16 entries

Creating an instance of a module is a very frequent task in Verilog. Let's see how efficiently can it be done

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 144
  • Position: #4 / 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quicksort - 1304 entries

We need the numbers in the first row sorted as quickly as possible! Be careful not to disturb the data below the divider though: that must remain unchanged.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #89 / 285
  • Number of attempts: 4
EDN reformat - 842 entries

The goal is to make the code more readable and concise while maintaining its functionality.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #24 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove line numbers - 404 entries

From http://web.archive.org/web/20140831121704/http://dirac.org/linux/gdb/02a-Memory_Layout_And_The_Stack.php#investigatingthestackwithgdb.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #83 / 114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Find fix point of cos - 1030 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: #127 / 300
  • Number of attempts: 2
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 449 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #117 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 14
  • Position: #63 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 6
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 348 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: #65 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS exam question - 1420 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 92
  • Position: #290 / 382
  • 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: 15
  • Position: #3 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 3
Many duplicates - 1189 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #61 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 2
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 573 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #33 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 3
delete swap - 1454 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #16 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 29
  • Position: #19 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the shell script! - 2050 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #24 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 6
Visual block training - 949 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #17 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #125 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 3
hello-world-vimgolf - 2294 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #184 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn to ask for :help - 509 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #16 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 5
Migrated to Postgres! - 299 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #65 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 3
Stairs Indenting - 445 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #24 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 14
  • Position: #1934 / 3561
  • Number of attempts: 4
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