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Played Challenges

New teacher - 529 entries

Update the details of the new CS teacher.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #49 / 117
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replace word while reserving first letter case - 448 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #25 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 14
months to html list items - 763 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #54 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quicksort - 1696 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: 7
  • Position: #136 / 373
  • Number of attempts: 13
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: #203 / 355
  • 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: 16
  • Position: #117 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 9
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: 25
  • Position: #98 / 328
  • Number of attempts: 10
Many duplicates - 1303 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #199 / 428
  • Number of attempts: 4
delete swap - 1614 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #190 / 503
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wikitext headings to markdown - 984 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #71 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 14
hello-world-vimgolf - 2427 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #528 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 870 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #111 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 4
simple replacements - 1706 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #154 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 6
Inverting Lines - 1866 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #266 / 504
  • Number of attempts: 8
Python dataclasses - 1120 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #110 / 280
  • Number of attempts: 9
Count to 100 in word form - 120 entries

Write all the numbers from 1 to 100, using their word forms rather than the digit form. Most of the parts you will need are included in the input file. Use hyphens when appropriate.

  • Best score: 53
  • Best player score: 91
  • Position: #23 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 14
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 311 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #122 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1352 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #158 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 10
HS Final exam vimgolf - 887 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #84 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 10
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #468 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 3
Satisfy the go linter - 2350 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #196 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 16
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 940 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #200 / 300
  • Number of attempts: 6
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #279 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 285 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #20 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 17
Yo To Hello - 1122 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #376 / 520
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 890 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #172 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4553 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #520 / 1259
  • Number of attempts: 6
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1202 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #126 / 247
  • Number of attempts: 8
Com(m)a Trouble - 3705 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #647 / 835
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1480 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #268 / 452
  • Number of attempts: 5
Extract argument from function - 2321 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #386 / 747
  • Number of attempts: 6
comment and uncomment code inline - 1074 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #302 / 316
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11371 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3182 / 4169
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 858 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #101 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 10
Triangle of arrows - 179 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #28 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 5
Manual SQL - 135 entries

Change select and insert queries to simulate inserting a new record.

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 54
  • Position: #14 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 9
Change part of a function name in multiple occurrences - 644 entries

Change the middle part of the function name in multiple places, preferably using the next and dot commands.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #156 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap assigned value - 626 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #192 / 250
  • Number of attempts: 5
Condensed Cases - 793 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #148 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15943 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2031 / 4165
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12867 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #1859 / 3949
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 598 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #40 / 194
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vertical Limit - 2483 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #252 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 8
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #326 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 5042 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1001 / 1739
  • Number of attempts: 2
Case preserving word replacement - 453 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #81 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: 14
  • Position: #243 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1916 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: 12
  • Position: #158 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 7
Increment, increment, increment.... - 668 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #57 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
Compile C - 366 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #76 / 133
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remember FizzBuzz? - 670 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #25 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 13
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: 14
  • Position: #1921 / 3607
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6688 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #389 / 1640
  • Number of attempts: 7
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