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Played Challenges

New teacher - 495 entries

Update the details of the new CS teacher.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #42 / 113
  • Number of attempts: 2
months to html list items - 756 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #92 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 3
Quicksort - 1676 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: 30
  • Position: #286 / 369
  • Number of attempts: 1
Populate 3D bone names list - 489 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #91 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 20
  • Position: #274 / 355
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 66
  • Position: #73 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 1
Surround the 'z' character with brackets, quotes, and print as formatted string. - 501 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #202 / 282
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 34
  • Position: #401 / 514
  • Number of attempts: 1
Tabbed Table to Python Array - 646 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: 60
  • Position: #83 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 2
HS exam question - 1517 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 71
  • Position: #204 / 401
  • Number of attempts: 1
delete swap - 1614 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #329 / 503
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1628 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #398 / 542
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 2411 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #319 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 2
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 869 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #201 / 263
  • Number of attempts: 1
Learn to ask for :help - 571 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #111 / 127
  • Number of attempts: 2
Migrated to Postgres! - 319 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #68 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 3
simple replacements - 1706 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #155 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 9
Inverting Lines - 1866 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #303 / 504
  • Number of attempts: 5
Modernise code - 1352 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #103 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 2
Rural Post - 4410 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #712 / 1083
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 27
  • Position: #318 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33427 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #3102 / 7377
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18644 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2305 / 3849
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2127 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #386 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3555 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #499 / 1150
  • Number of attempts: 2
Copy three lines - 2863 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #530 / 637
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2479 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #388 / 744
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 824 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #157 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2947 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #515 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 1
Switch function arguments - 2082 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #420 / 652
  • Number of attempts: 2
Append semicolon after expressions - 1015 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #350 / 407
  • Number of attempts: 1
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