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Played Challenges

Tabbed Table to Python Array - 239 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: 52
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #31 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 3
HS exam question - 924 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 64
  • Position: #94 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat symbols in list - 822 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #94 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wikitext headings to markdown - 772 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #79 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rural Post - 4197 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #336 / 1035
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33086 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: 22
  • Position: #967 / 7297
  • Number of attempts: 13
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6081 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #803 / 1485
  • Number of attempts: 4
One number per line - 18472 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #1690 / 3807
  • Number of attempts: 3
Separate the lines - 161 entries

Every other line is mixed up. Separate them into their original texts.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #69 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add semicolons - 10717 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1587 / 3020
  • Number of attempts: 2
Box it - 7722 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #774 / 1842
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1441 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #33 / 441
  • Number of attempts: 5
comment and uncomment code inline - 1033 entries

It's very useful to be able to comment out a block of code in a quick edit. And likewise to uncomment the code. This operation often involves multi-line stanzas and even large blocks. With just line-wise navigation and insert mode this would cost you about 4 keystrokes per line. Master this hole of VimGolf and you'll quickly drop your key count in day to day Vim as well.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #164 / 303
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11284 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #2445 / 4140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 368 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #12 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 5
Text to HTML Table - 157 entries

Turn the plain text table to an HTML table.

  • Best score: 52
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #12 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 3
Missing Library and a Typo - 838 entries

I forgot to add a c library, please add it for me. Also I'm bad at typing so fix my typo too.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #117 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple addition - 301 entries

The right side of the equation is already there. We just need the left one now.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #15 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 2
Adam's challenge - 922 entries

Change both normal to bold and 4 by 2. Adam Wathan challenge this on twitter . He did it in 11 keystrokes on Sublime.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #232 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add Go XML to structure tags - 151 entries

The Go programming language can directly map XML to structure fields. Add the correct XML tag after each field.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #39 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15836 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #2161 / 4131
  • Number of attempts: 2
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