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Played Challenges

Create an alphabet diamond - 74 entries

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

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sierpinski's Triangle - 79 entries

Build the famous fractal, Sierpinski's Triangle.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 511 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: ASCII Logo Border - 66 entries

Draw a border around this familiar logo ;)

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dehamlizing - 155 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5569 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 5
Counting in binary - 393 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
vim = 22 / 7 - 398 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Extract argument from function - 2048 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1632 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: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4205 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 537 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 2
VimGolfNight - 463 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 14102 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 802 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 880 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 209 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 443 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 11363 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • 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: 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: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 476 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 627 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 9656 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 463 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1250 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • 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: 2
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1028 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 10656 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: 4
SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 93 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 140 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 9715 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1139 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1765 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1305 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shuffle puzzle - 289 entries

Sort the lines in each indent group, and sort the groups. That's the pattern. Or just move lines around manually to get a better score.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4443 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 155 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1086 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: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Flodder-challenge - 814 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2589 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
Numbering a List - 1747 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 577 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffle and Sort - 171 entries

The values where sorted incorrectly. Get them back to how they are supposed to be

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 339 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 291 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1797 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2586 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2163 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get rid of html tags - 315 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 2
Mess in revision history - 1001 entries

Help Joe clean up what Steve has cobbled.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 921 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cartesian product - 201 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: Tic-Tac-Toe - 131 entries

Tic-Tac-Toe You are 'X', and it is your turn. Stop 'O' from winning, and complete the game. Draw a diagonal line through your winning row of three X's.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1099 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove dupes from array - 1220 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
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