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Played Challenges

Remember FizzBuzz? - 537 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 81 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 88
  • Number of attempts: 2
Prime Numbers - 282 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
Deleting folded text - 274 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 209 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 3
Assignment Alignment - 707 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 301 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 837 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 7
Happy New Year! - 129 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 201 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 198 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 325 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 443 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 814 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word Blender - 128 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
expand a list comprehension (python) - 251 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 495 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Insert a Markdown link - 387 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1087 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 849 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 5
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 395 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 445 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 523 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1030 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 165 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Overall Vimgolf Rank - 132 entries

Suppose you are trying to figure out what your overall rank is at Vimgolf(the sum of all the ranks you got), and as a Vim ninja you decided to use Vim to do the job. Your solution should work for every Vimgolf profile page(The actual input file for this challenge is my Vimgolf profile page). So, direct answer insertion is considered cheating.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 722 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 557 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1642 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat long lines - 316 entries

Rearrange this ruby method call to put each parameter on its own line. Could become a useful macro.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 379 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 4
Search and Replace 0 - 4226 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1257 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 494 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate English Alphabets - 413 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 279 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
Round Round - 240 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letters are numbers - 127 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 511 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 923 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1 - 128 entries

Somebody's got this slightly muddled up. See how quickly you can fix it. (I made this to experiment with buffers. I'm not actually sure whether this is faster with buffers or without.)

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cartesian product - 201 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
HTML to Haml - 738 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 358 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 10702 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1101 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 365 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1140 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 585 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 5

Contributed Challenges

Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

Dumb to smart - 81 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

Reverse Simple Deletion - 722 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 209 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

Generate English Alphabets - 413 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

Python Hello World! Reformatting - 837 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

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