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Played Challenges

Words in parens - 12439 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim = 22 / 7 - 408 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 525 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 2
Block Fun 1 - 160 entries

Manipulate the columns to produce desired result.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 1
fib.c cleanup - 58 entries

cleanup the file

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 248 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Checkerboard case pattern - 127 entries

All the squares are white. Make some of them black. But only the right ones.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Readable Rubyhash - 233 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: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 976 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 5
Stairs Indenting - 384 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1412 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 8
The name of the game - 597 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 7
Vertical Limit - 2264 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 185 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove semicolons after expressions - 499 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 515 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4806 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make it more readable - 1818 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 287 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4479 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 521 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
Sort and add attributes - 1113 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Braces or Brackets? - 644 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2733 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11231 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5743 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 12
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