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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: #11 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 27
  • Position: #6 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 7
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 604 entries

Not payed by the hour? So make it fast ;-) The table contains the relative occurencies of bigrams (two consecutive letters) in 1/100,000 in the german language, copy-pasted from http://www.mathe.tu-freiberg.de/~hebisch/cafe/kryptographie/bigramme.html

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #19 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 10
HS exam question - 1420 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #7 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 19
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: 24
  • Position: #18 / 312
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fizzbuzz - 486 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #10 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 9
Substraction (bis) - 558 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 233
  • Position: #102 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
Changing around text with citations - 302 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #12 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 9
Many duplicates - 1189 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #9 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 37
  • Position: #16 / 138
  • Number of attempts: 14
delete swap - 1454 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #86 / 461
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 37
  • Position: #87 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 17
Fix the shell script! - 2049 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #35 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 15
Visual block training - 949 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 156
  • Position: #170 / 174
  • 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: 12
  • Position: #222 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 12
Wikitext headings to markdown - 946 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #28 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 19
hello-world-vimgolf - 2294 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #219 / 648
  • Number of attempts: 5
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 806 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #90 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 19
  • Position: #23 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 29
Learn to ask for :help - 509 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #77 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 7
Plotting some variables in python - 1539 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: #46 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 8
Transpose a python matrix - 823 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #72 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 5
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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 112
  • Position: #56 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python dataclasses - 972 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #48 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 13
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 301 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #107 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 1315 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #138 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 18
Staircase - 137 entries

Going downstairs, while singing the alphabet song. Some vb practice to us all. Would it be much easier to make it go from left to right instead?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 17
swap number pairs - 2000 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #45 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 12
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 676 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #283 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple Maths - 45 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #4 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 9
-a-b-c- - 3169 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #311 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 6
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1213 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: 12
  • Position: #108 / 397
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 995 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: #560 / 640
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #8 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 39
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 300 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 106
  • Best player score: 124
  • Position: #52 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse Simple Deletion - 829 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #57 / 453
  • Number of attempts: 7
Indentation - 496 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #11 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 19
Hatsuyume - 447 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #12 / 174
  • Number of attempts: 8
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 456 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #225 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1453 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #210 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 1074 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #204 / 304
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 12204 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1916 / 3560
  • Number of attempts: 6
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