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Played Challenges

Plotting some variables in python - 1237 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: 40
  • Position: #88 / 259
  • Number of attempts: 1
Transpose a python matrix - 608 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #18 / 109
  • Number of attempts: 9
Migrated to Postgres! - 223 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #48 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 3
simple replacements - 1140 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #78 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 280 entries

I actually needed to do this myself, so I look forward to learning how.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #29 / 80
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python dataclasses - 686 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #11 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 3
RUST HTML to maud. - 15 entries

RUST HTML to maud. maud is one of the template engines for server-side rendering based on rust. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 135
  • Best player score: 209
  • Position: #3 / 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 245 entries

RUST Cargo.toml version to last. rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #25 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 5
RUST match with enum for Coin - 147 entries

RUST match with enum for Coin rusty practice on vimgolf

  • Best score: 84
  • Best player score: 111
  • Position: #27 / 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 181 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 4
  • Position: #33 / 119
  • Number of attempts: 4
Modernise code - 933 entries

Modernise and clean up some C++ code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #21 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 7
swap number pairs - 1609 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #94 / 298
  • Number of attempts: 4
HS Final exam vimgolf - 703 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #47 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 10
Easy modification of ssh config - 238 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #12 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 7
ssh config skills - 219 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #6 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 6
C to python code snippet - 62 entries

C code can be easily translated into Python code. However, the difference in syntax can make this process tedious and time-consuming. Can Vim help you here?

  • Best score: 48
  • Best player score: 53
  • Position: #9 / 21
  • Number of attempts: 6
Turn the x - 261 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #41 / 67
  • Number of attempts: 2
Format the CSS - 100 entries

You just copied some CSS color names from the web and need to add them to your python module. Create the COLORS variable and assign a dict() with the names as keys and hex-colors as values. BEWARE OF THE TABS!!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #10 / 37
  • Number of attempts: 4
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #61 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 12
Satisfy the go linter - 2025 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: 20
  • Position: #101 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 10
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 799 entries

You created an ansible playbook, but forgot to add quotes. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #32 / 251
  • Number of attempts: 7
Multiline to Single Line - 540 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #210 / 242
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 607 entries

uh oh, different video drivers identify display outputs with more dashes. Quick, need to change this xrandr script!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #103 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 704 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #44 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 5
Capitalize the Names - 322 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 4
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #268 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 6
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1046 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #34 / 210
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32992 entries

Simple things we do all the time should be able to be done with very few keystrokes, but sometimes I find something I need to do makes me go, "There MUST be a better way." This challenge is just a simple movement and entering text at a certain place.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #2292 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 10
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 837 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #48 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 597 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #61 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4485 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #346 / 1246
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6030 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #353 / 1477
  • Number of attempts: 5
One number per line - 18435 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #809 / 3801
  • Number of attempts: 8
Quote modules - 1019 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #88 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 5
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #16 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 19
Swap values inside brackets - 2437 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #103 / 562
  • Number of attempts: 11
V to the i - 4645 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #1461 / 1859
  • Number of attempts: 3
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2763 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #5 / 818
  • Number of attempts: 4
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1120 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #106 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 11
Add semicolons - 10707 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #674 / 3013
  • Number of attempts: 7
Bad Copy Syntax - 1947 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #26 / 494
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3475 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #477 / 1125
  • Number of attempts: 3
Com(m)a Trouble - 3438 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #307 / 768
  • Number of attempts: 11
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #426 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 10
citizen_hacks_2019_part3 - 15 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #4 / 5
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1470 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 3
Basic renumbering - 5449 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1103 / 1231
  • Number of attempts: 1
ninja substitution - 1302 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #125 / 248
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7568 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #588 / 2055
  • Number of attempts: 12
One to Ten - 2113 entries

Generate the sequence of numbers from 1 to 10, one number per line. Inspired by this Reddit thread: https://redd.it/ak4it2

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #332 / 645
  • Number of attempts: 4
Line under headers - 1926 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #185 / 474
  • Number of attempts: 3
Collect List - 4191 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #511 / 1170
  • Number of attempts: 5
ASCII box - 324 entries

Don't forget to fix typos!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #52 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 8
I forgot quotes - 15769 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1111 / 4119
  • Number of attempts: 10
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1577 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #6 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 13
Draw the Go board - 140 entries

which is a 19×19 lines board. Here we use ascii characters only for simplicity. See diff file to get a sense. (See also http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Go_(game))

  • Best score: 50
  • Best player score: 55
  • Position: #6 / 48
  • Number of attempts: 4
NATO phonetic alphabet - 490 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #106 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabet soup - 392 entries

Create a column of all alphabet characters organized in a funky way

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #63 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make it more readable - 1915 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #614 / 628
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 324 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #194 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 2
A Simple One - 957 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: #525 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 437 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #171 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 983 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #203 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat most common surnames - 599 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 77
  • Position: #181 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1364 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #194 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1217 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #357 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #651 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 10
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