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Paste a column after a column - 2243 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #23 / 487
  • Number of attempts: 8
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 643 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: 70
  • Position: #127 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 3
HS exam question - 1497 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #45 / 393
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat symbols in list - 1466 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #132 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 4
delete swap - 1522 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #169 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 7
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1175 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #76 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 8
Learn to ask for :help - 531 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #86 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 6
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 305 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #116 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 1333 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #239 / 307
  • Number of attempts: 2
abcd > a b c d - 280 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #197 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Lots of function arguments - 102 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #38 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Format the output - 145 entries

Sometimes your standard out is a little hard to read. Take this multilevel hash and make it human readable.

  • Best score: 35
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #8 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 10
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1221 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: 13
  • Position: #184 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 10
Shebangs for all - 1912 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #69 / 500
  • Number of attempts: 11
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 459 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #155 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 12281 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #681 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6557 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #895 / 1614
  • Number of attempts: 4
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