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Find fix point of cos - 1160 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: #86 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 7
Insert column data on Confluence-style table - 437 entries

Add ip addresses into new "IP" column based on the last digits from the "Server" column

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #7 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #14 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 2
Easier Align - 357 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #19 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 16
Paste a column after a column - 2314 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #42 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 9
Filter number combinations that don't add to 11 - 378 entries

Append the sum of each line to its end, alongside an equals sign, and remove any that do not sum to 11. The ordering of lines should stay the same. Note that the combinations are semi-arbitrary and not all 4-number combinations are present in the file.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #58 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 51
  • Position: #9 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 12
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #51 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 12
Reformat symbols in list - 1477 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #41 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 10
Fizzbuzz - 511 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 45
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #22 / 157
  • Number of attempts: 11
Substraction (bis) - 579 entries

Solve the equations (adapted from the original @Caek_'s challenge).

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #31 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 20
Changing around text with citations - 323 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #26 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 7
Poorly indented Python comments - 1217 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #52 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 20
Many duplicates - 1284 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #22 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 7
2 quick changes and a numbered list - 610 entries

The ascii will not be lost, but rather numbered in 4 digit blocks with leading zeros.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #24 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 6
delete swap - 1574 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #246 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 2373 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #107 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 12359 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1929 / 3598
  • Number of attempts: 8
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