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Played Challenges

Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 491 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #270 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paste a column after a column - 2305 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #247 / 499
  • Number of attempts: 10
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 644 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: #130 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reformat symbols in list - 1476 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #40 / 326
  • Number of attempts: 8
Many duplicates - 1281 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #405 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1565 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #215 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1190 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #138 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 3
Visual block training - 1024 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #95 / 189
  • Number of attempts: 5
hello-world-vimgolf - 2389 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #429 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fill in the chess board - 917 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #109 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 4
Lowercase first characters - 471 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #150 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 2
Migrated to Postgres! - 316 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #84 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python dataclasses - 1113 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #231 / 279
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1343 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #144 / 310
  • Number of attempts: 9
Staircase - 137 entries

Going downstairs, while singing the alphabet song. Some vb practice to us all. Would it be much easier to make it go from left to right instead?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #31 / 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Enumerate Bullets - 306 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #58 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a cross in the square - 204 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #62 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python: Def to Lambda - 432 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #81 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 89 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #48 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shuffled numbers - 234 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #68 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
Square numbers - 99 entries

Boring math puzzle.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #38 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 3
Word frequency alignment - 278 entries

You've got to align the second column, but the spacing is inconvenient and there are nasty tabs in the way. If you're a "real Vim ninja," this could be very quick indeed...

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #118 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 5
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