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Played Challenges

Rearrange array to one line - 81 entries

Rearrange the array content on only one line, and remove trailing commas

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #5 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Copy punctuation - 116 entries

I want to copy the last line’s brackets, quotes, and commas to each line. How?

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #6 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change LaTex itemizations formats - 31 entries

Inspired by the way my professor formats their LaTeX assignments.

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #2 / 10
  • Number of attempts: 6
Deleting text - 116 entries

Delete everything except some specific numbers.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #2 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 5
Define Gray code states - 20 entries

List the states using Gray code and assign Gray code values to each state.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #1 / 8
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hex to binary - 61 entries

Convert hexadecimal numbers into binary format.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #4 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 7
Count words - 36 entries

Merge duplicates and count each word.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #2 / 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
String decompression - 16 entries

3a4b2c => aaabbbbcc. Start a new line when you exceed 79 columns.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #6 / 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse even lines - 24 entries

Reverse only the even lines without altering the odd lines.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #2 / 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Format a long line - 40 entries

Reformat long lines (gq), textwidth=78, no trailing spaces.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1 / 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mirror image - 43 entries

Add the second eye

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #3 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Find anomalies - 103 entries

There is one special character per line

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #7 / 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Coordinate extraction - 47 entries

Get the coordinates of all "M"s from the Vim logo

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #2 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Morse - 102 entries

Translate Morse code to Text

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #1 / 25
  • Number of attempts: 3
New teacher - 619 entries

Update the details of the new CS teacher.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Truth Table to ModelSim - 44 entries

Convert this truth table to simulator instructions!

  • Best score: 64
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #1 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace word while reserving first letter case - 489 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 2
months to html list items - 825 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #1 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Instance creation in Verilog - 35 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: 107
  • Best player score: 107
  • Position: #2 / 8
  • Number of attempts: 10
Quicksort - 1755 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: #3 / 384
  • Number of attempts: 1
EDN reformat - 1099 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Tic-Tac-Toe Grid Transformation - 329 entries

Your mission is to efficiently convert the original Tic-Tac-Toe grid, represented by 'x's and 'o's, into a neat and well-organized game board.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 56
  • Position: #1 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 379 entries

Retrieve the primary server for each country from a mirror list file and organize them alphabetically by country name. Given a mirror list file containing server information for various countries, the objective is to extract the primary server from each country and then arrange these servers in alphabetical order based on the respective country names.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 5
Populate 3D bone names list - 525 entries

Ran into this at work, excited to see how this gets optimized

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #2 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove line numbers - 654 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #3 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 14
  • Position: #10 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 33
  • Position: #4 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 2
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 507 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #30 / 287
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easier Align - 358 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #1 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 7
Paste a column after a column - 2413 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #56 / 523
  • Number of attempts: 1
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 379 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: #19 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 652 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: 50
  • Position: #1 / 171
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS exam question - 1523 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat symbols in list - 1507 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #4 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fizzbuzz - 539 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 45
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #7 / 162
  • Number of attempts: 2
Substraction (bis) - 582 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #3 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 2
Changing around text with citations - 324 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #9 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 2
Many duplicates - 1342 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #27 / 439
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #12 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1650 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #93 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1231 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: #31 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 2428 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #31 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 2472 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #205 / 699
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #21 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: #21 / 97
  • Number of attempts: 1
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 312 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #98 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 21
  • Position: #26 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python: Def to Lambda - 441 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #72 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 1
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