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Played Challenges

Contribute to keyboard mashing - 582 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #147 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fill in the chess board - 496 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 102
  • Position: #97 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Plotting some variables in python - 1134 entries

4 sets of (x,y) variables to plot. Just increment the numbers! Well, let's change the colors of the lines as well. Oh and we meant to plot the absolute values of course.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #211 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 1025 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #196 / 229
  • Number of attempts: 1
Inverting Lines - 1274 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #227 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 3
Python dataclasses - 629 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #57 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 10
swap number pairs - 1409 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #233 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 186 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #50 / 58
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 346 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #100 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 245 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #58 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 4072 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #479 / 1008
  • Number of attempts: 6
Satisfy the go linter - 1996 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #360 / 400
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1042 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #342 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5946 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #935 / 1459
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1462 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2709 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 1
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #1621 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1575 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #406 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change name of a variable - 160 entries

Replace the name of the $variable with the fastest move possible. The challenge is having a command that allow you to easily change the variable name even if its indented.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #118 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 2
Don't know what this is - 1943 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
  • Position: #526 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 1
Where should I put the Newline? - 837 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #411 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 622 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #319 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #673 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 1
Numbering a List - 1826 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #62 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 3
A Simple One - 912 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: 10
  • Position: #547 / 606
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 587 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: 21
  • Position: #201 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1189 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #429 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 960 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #297 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 1
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