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Played Challenges

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: 56
  • Position: #46 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 6
HS exam question - 1497 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #90 / 393
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 24
  • Position: #28 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 9
Poorly indented Python comments - 1160 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #30 / 202
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1522 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #172 / 476
  • Number of attempts: 2
Modernise code - 1333 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #61 / 307
  • Number of attempts: 6
swap number pairs - 2011 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #51 / 370
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33385 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2370 / 7364
  • Number of attempts: 3
Prime Numbers - 342 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #8 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 189 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #61 / 99
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 679 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #279 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4790 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #709 / 1585
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 938 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #6 / 364
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15931 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1127 / 4161
  • Number of attempts: 2
citizen_hacks_2019_part9 - 24 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #3 / 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 1001 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: #563 / 643
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 287 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 3
Table Reshuffle - 371 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #30 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letters are numbers - 150 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 237 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #39 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 610 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #69 / 230
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting paragraphs - 505 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #12 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 5
Indentation - 497 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #10 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hatsuyume - 457 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #11 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 3
Turn this csv list into queries - 204 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 98
  • Position: #5 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 275 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #10 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 4
Context insensitive completion 0 - 507 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #1 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove Accent off the Letter - 106 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #6 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 365 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #23 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 459 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #154 / 232
  • Number of attempts: 1
Linear congruential generator - 129 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #3 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat some Python - 579 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #42 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat a C golf submission - 556 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #4 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse characters in a line - 709 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: 12
  • Position: #22 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 5
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 187 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #4 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat most common surnames - 647 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #29 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember FizzBuzz? - 654 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #11 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get rid of html tags - 368 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #16 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1475 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #208 / 557
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 341 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #7 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 9
Sort and add attributes - 1327 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #254 / 529
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add fold markers to a .c file - 556 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #84 / 172
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1363 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #122 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 884 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #29 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3339 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #147 / 736
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flodder-challenge - 1117 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #24 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: #684 / 3580
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6557 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #312 / 1614
  • Number of attempts: 5
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