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Played Challenges

Quicksort - 1631 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: 24
  • Position: #163 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 3
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 494 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #5 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 1
Paste a column after a column - 2324 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #415 / 502
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 645 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: 65
  • Position: #108 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 104
  • Position: #332 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fizzbuzz - 511 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 45
  • Best player score: 82
  • Position: #91 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1574 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #239 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 1197 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #147 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 2
hello-world-vimgolf - 2394 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #266 / 680
  • Number of attempts: 3
Create a diamond comment - 322 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 59
  • Position: #56 / 73
  • Number of attempts: 1
Modernise code - 1343 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #221 / 310
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a cross in the square - 204 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #76 / 85
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 432 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #141 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4400 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #529 / 1081
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 679 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #225 / 297
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4808 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #713 / 1591
  • Number of attempts: 4
ascii-art diamond - 35 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #10 / 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 568 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: 44
  • Position: #184 / 201
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 657 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #182 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
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