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$ gem install vimgolf
$ vimgolf setup
$ vimgolf put [challenge ID]

Played Challenges

One number per line - 18395 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1999 / 3793
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1627 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Split line with dots - 2103 entries

This line is too long, split it.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #248 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 3
Extract argument from function - 2218 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #434 / 729
  • Number of attempts: 4
That hyphen - 2500 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #509 / 683
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11141 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3375 / 4114
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #728 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 2
Wrap text in quotes - 340 entries

All the blocks of text should be wrapped in quotation marks.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #86 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vice versa - 7536 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1683 / 2049
  • Number of attempts: 1
comments galore - 970 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #339 / 410
  • Number of attempts: 1
Scrambled numbers - 772 entries

Four is NOT 1. One is 1.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #90 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 3
Align commas - 1040 entries

There are 15,000 aligning challenges on vimgolf.com, and they're all exactly the same. I hope this one is a little different.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #176 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
From A to B - 556 entries

Mirror and change this text block

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #122 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Collect List - 4184 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1031 / 1167
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 15748 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #3126 / 4116
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #980 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
attr_aligner - 3402 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #260 / 685
  • Number of attempts: 4
quotes inside quotes - 3030 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #447 / 1045
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2296 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4945 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1379 / 1708
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

Make the pairs of lines match up by making each second line same as first

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #2305 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

A simple case of removing unneeded code and fixing broken indentation.

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #1154 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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