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Played Challenges

Mirror image - 42 entries

Add the second eye

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #17 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Find anomalies - 78 entries

There is one special character per line

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #2 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Coordinate extraction - 46 entries

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

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #11 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 2
New teacher - 529 entries

Update the details of the new CS teacher.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #59 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace word while reserving first letter case - 448 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #46 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 5
months to html list items - 763 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #30 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 9
Quicksort - 1692 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: #9 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 4
Tic-Tac-Toe Grid Transformation - 326 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: 155
  • Position: #58 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 3
Populate 3D bone names list - 490 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #67 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Find fix point of cos - 1169 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: #76 / 355
  • Number of attempts: 5
Insert column data on Confluence-style table - 438 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #71 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 3
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 502 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #23 / 283
  • Number of attempts: 3
Paste a column after a column - 2367 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #68 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 11
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: 28
  • Position: #60 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 5
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 646 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: 67
  • Position: #124 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #263 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat symbols in list - 1482 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #259 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 1
Many duplicates - 1303 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #225 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 7
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 613 entries

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

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 78
  • Position: #128 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1614 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #423 / 503
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fix the shell script! - 2414 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #501 / 559
  • Number of attempts: 1
Visual block training - 1041 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 80
  • Position: #173 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1629 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #435 / 543
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 2421 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #273 / 688
  • Number of attempts: 7
Fill in the chess board - 932 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #148 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 3
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #472 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6250 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #442 / 1528
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10809 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1944 / 3050
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4829 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #714 / 1597
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 731 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #224 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple text editing with Vim - 12398 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2676 / 3607
  • Number of attempts: 1
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