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Played Challenges

Format a long line - 31 entries

Reformat long lines (gq), textwidth=78, no trailing spaces.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #7 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Evil Numbers - 47 entries

Print the first 100 evil numbers https://oeis.org/A001969. This is an advert for code.golf https://code.golf/evil-numbers#viml

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #7 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 8
Mirror image - 33 entries

Add the second eye

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #8 / 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
Find anomalies - 67 entries

There is one special character per line

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #1 / 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Coordinate extraction - 45 entries

Get the coordinates of all "M"s from the Vim logo

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #3 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Morse - 84 entries

Translate Morse code to Text

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #2 / 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
New teacher - 416 entries

Update the details of the new CS teacher.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #13 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 5
Replace word while reserving first letter case - 415 entries

Window -> Door window -> door Windows -> Windows windows -> windows

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #32 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 7
months to html list items - 718 entries

Turn the months into list items.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #71 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 5
Quicksort - 1634 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: 7
  • Position: #142 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 7
EDN reformat - 1069 entries

The goal is to make the code more readable and concise while maintaining its functionality.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #70 / 150
  • Number of attempts: 8
Pick and sort servers from mirror list - 362 entries

Retrieve the primary server for each country from a mirror list file and organize them alphabetically by country name. Given a mirror list file containing server information for various countries, the objective is to extract the primary server from each country and then arrange these servers in alphabetical order based on the respective country names.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #20 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 22
  • Position: #40 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove line numbers - 598 entries

From http://web.archive.org/web/20140831121704/http://dirac.org/linux/gdb/02a-Memory_Layout_And_The_Stack.php#investigatingthestackwithgdb.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #60 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 7
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: #214 / 351
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: #203 / 278
  • Number of attempts: 2
Easier Align - 357 entries

Align the columns of a markdown table

  • Best score: 51
  • Best player score: 90
  • Position: #26 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 15
  • Position: #105 / 502
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: #74 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 52
  • Position: #25 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 10
Substraction (bis) - 579 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #38 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 8
Poorly indented Python comments - 1217 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #47 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 12
Many duplicates - 1284 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #281 / 421
  • 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: 29
  • Position: #62 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fix the shell script! - 2373 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #117 / 550
  • Number of attempts: 5
Java to JavaScript - 261 entries

Let convert some simple Java file to JavaScript!

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 69
  • Position: #23 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 4
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 861 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #113 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reordering Lorem Ipsum - 264 entries

Who even sorted this?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 1197
  • Position: #63 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 20
  • Position: #50 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 10
Transpose a python matrix - 847 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 65
  • Position: #100 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Migrated to Postgres! - 321 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #35 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 6
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 939 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #89 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values - 4548 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #524 / 1258
  • Number of attempts: 5

Contributed Challenges

Mirror image - 33 entries

Add the second eye

Lennart
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