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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: #181 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 5
Tic-Tac-Toe Grid Transformation - 326 entries

Your mission is to efficiently convert the original Tic-Tac-Toe grid, represented by 'x's and 'o's, into a neat and well-organized game board.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 115
  • Position: #39 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 1
Populate 3D bone names list - 475 entries

Ran into this at work, excited to see how this gets optimized

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #60 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #74 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 37
  • Position: #29 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #51 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 2
Easier Align - 357 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 125
  • Position: #33 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 19
  • Position: #254 / 502
  • 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: 61
  • Position: #88 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 8
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #54 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: #44 / 327
  • Number of attempts: 6
Changing around text with citations - 323 entries

Based off of something I saw on reddit

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #57 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
Many duplicates - 1284 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #232 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1574 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #260 / 493
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 50
  • Position: #175 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 2373 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #152 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 5
Visual block training - 1028 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #122 / 191
  • Number of attempts: 1
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