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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 325 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 374
  • Position: #87 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4644 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #38 / 1539
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 896 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: 50
  • Position: #320 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python to Ruby - 190 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 58
  • Position: #55 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 939 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #136 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove semicolons after expressions - 530 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #3 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 520 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #10 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 3
Replacing some words - 406 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #137 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1290 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: 17
  • Position: #12 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sort entries based on date - 319 entries

Sort some entries in a Ledger-file based on date.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #17 / 107
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 237 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #62 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 2
Getters & Setters: Java - 190 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

  • Best score: 89
  • Best player score: 143
  • Position: #46 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 160 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #53 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 311 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #9 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1140 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: 13
  • Position: #107 / 380
  • Number of attempts: 3
CSV to JSON - 144 entries

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

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 150
  • Position: #44 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1771 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
  • Position: #68 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 5
A Simple One - 914 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
  • Position: #12 / 608
  • Number of attempts: 3
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 278
  • Position: #74 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 408 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: 24
  • Position: #41 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 5
Letters are numbers - 128 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
  • Position: #11 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 compat - 590 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: 19
  • Position: #178 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 754 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #108 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 559 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #115 / 368
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 493 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #100 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 3
Indentation - 446 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #16 / 159
  • Number of attempts: 6
Turn this csv list into queries - 192 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 5872
  • Position: #91 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 83 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #45 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 4
The Cake is a Lie - 1190 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #59 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 6
Context insensitive completion 0 - 467 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: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #146 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 425 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #205 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 179 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #7 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 960 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #17 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 5
Linear congruential generator - 108 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #6 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat a C golf submission - 522 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: 22
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #184 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse characters in a line - 643 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: 15
  • Position: #97 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 5
Get rid of html tags - 337 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #28 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1343 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #376 / 518
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1175 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #15 / 480
  • Number of attempts: 8
Add fold markers to a .c file - 479 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #140 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2940 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #265 / 658
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11595 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #701 / 3404
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #452 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 1
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