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paste indent correction - JS - 75 entries

You copy some javascript code from a website and paste it into vim, it does not look good!

Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

Lower cased and dashed strings - 46 entries

As I have to generate big fixtures files, I wanted to find a way to format input data the way described by start and end files. Especially the lower-cased-and-dashed ids Not so good to find a pure Vim way, that's why I submit this challenge ;)

It's a factor - 75 entries

Flaunt your macro prowess by factoring some numbers. Too hard? It takes less than 30 strokes, I promise.

Roman numerals - 57 entries

Use the substitutions on top to convert unary to Roman numerals.

Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

Sierpinski's Triangle - 79 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

HTML formatting: vertical alignment for readability - 59 entries

We did this a VimGolf challenge at work and now that we have finished I want to see if you guys can come up with something even better than we could. Our best solution was 44 keystrokes.

Converting group lines from format A to Format B - 20 entries

Convert from one format to another

Chucking wood - 75 entries

An exercise in compressing repetitive text. For this challenge, any entry that uses keys outside the main row (such as arrow keys, Home, End, Delete, etc.) will be removed. (Esc is OK, though you should be using C-[ anyway.)

Flatten repo - 22 entries

For each git repository (<project> tag) translate name attribute to flatten directory structure. Add path attribute if missing (because checkout hierarchy must be kept). #xml

Not enough Ps - 49 entries

Different type of code

Execute immediate SQL - 72 entries

Sql string tranformation ...

Python: Lots of function arguments - 73 entries

The function definition is too long for one line. The modeline helps you with some typical Python indent settings.

Create an alphabet diamond - 74 entries

Here's a brain teaser to keep things interesting...

Before there was Farmville... - 91 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

PHP <--> Java class conversion Part 2 - 83 entries

Same class but reverse!

My cafe needs a new menu - 6 entries

Help! My cafe needs a new menu and I've only got this plain-text file from the kitchen. In order to get it printed, I need to transform it into a markdown file with; headings for each type of item, prices on each menu item, dietary options and a key down the bottom.

Complete the circuit grid! - 72 entries

Continuing from the last challenge, add additional rows to the grid. Change each of the names from 'A1'...'A10' to 'B1'...'B10', 'C1'...'C10', etc, and for each new row add 0.7 to the X values in the (X Y) at the end of each line.

SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 70 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

Make the circuit grid! - 71 entries

Copy this command for a circuit layout program to create 10 total smd commands. Increment the number in quotes to name each pad, and add 0.7 to each of the (X Y) coordinates at the end of each line.

Transposition - 66 entries

Transpose the original lines in separate columns, one for each line.

Lookahead and Lookbehind - 62 entries

Look everywhere

Flip the chessboard - 66 entries

White's turn is over. Flip the board to black's perspective. I added coordinates to frustrate you.

Permutations N=4 - 55 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

SQL to YAML - 32 entries

Should be easy with vim, or not?

Harder than "abcd > a b c d" - 64 entries

Not as easy as the last challenge. This time, just one space between a and b, up to 25 spaces between y and z. (Removed some lines; diff was too long.)

SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 66 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

Hanging Indent for Footnotes - 58 entries

Format this footnote (in kramdown syntax) so that it has hanging indent.

Dumb to smart - 80 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

ascii-art diamond - 27 entries

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

Remove hard line breaks - 39 entries

Text files with Hard breaks are not good for e-readers. We need remove all hard line breaks and have long lines.

Binary and Increment - 41 entries

Some numbers fun: not only increasing numbers but also increasing binary.

Create bison tokens - 32 entries

Create tokens for bison out of a known list of words

Circle of Fifths with Sharps - 61 entries

Display a list of the Circle of Fifths with corresponding solfege syllables with sharps. Handling spaces may be tricky.

Greek column realign - 40 entries

Oops one letter is missing! Shift down the second column to insert nu letter. Symbol can be entered using: <C-K>n*

Tiny column alignment - 37 entries

Align using the four blocks, don't forget to lowercase and have fun!

Add links to an existing HTML table - 59 entries

Add these links at that top to the respective table cell. First link, first cell, etc.

Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

C to VimDict - 38 entries

Convert a C data structure to a Vimscript dictionary.

Recursive Cowsay - 49 entries

Convert 'cowsay' statement to recursive output

Return the cow - 71 entries

This cow is too verbose. Give it a lesson.

JSON string rotation - 38 entries

Right value strings are misplaced. Just rotate them! I'm too kind with you guys and didn't included "strings with \" in it"!

fib.c cleanup - 54 entries

cleanup the file

sort python functions and methods alphabetically - 13 entries

* sort functions in the python file alphabetically * sort functions within a Class alphabetically * sort Classes alphabetically

Five Pillars - 43 entries

Arrange all words in a table with 5 columns. The minimal space between words in columns is 2 spaces. Columns do have varying width.

Chinese Multiplication Table - 50 entries

Print a Chinese multiplication table in Vim. In China, every kid is asked to memorize this table. And thanks to the mono-syllabism of Chinese characters, it is not that hard. Printing the multiplication table is also a good exercise for programming beginners. For-loop, escaped characters, etc... There should be some special ways to print it in Vim.

Enharmonic Equivalents - 52 entries

Transform # and b to digraphs

Carriage return - 41 entries

I have some raw data from terminal output which uses carriege return for formatting. Carriage return sets the pointer to the first character on the line, and subsequent characters will overwrite what was there before. The challange is to simulate the terminal behaviour in vim. I'm kind of unsure if I should have skipped lines 9 and 15, since there might be some interesting solutions which are not that generic. Happy Golfing!

Coordinates placeholder - 49 entries

Place coordinates instead of target search.

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