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Played Challenges

swap number pairs - 1664 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #27 / 311
  • Number of attempts: 17
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33028 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: #432 / 7289
  • Number of attempts: 9
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #21 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 9
V to the i - 4647 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #352 / 1861
  • Number of attempts: 5
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 608 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #75 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2850 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #7 / 690
  • Number of attempts: 10
Search and Replace 0 - 4722 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #136 / 1562
  • Number of attempts: 4
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #187 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15804 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #1341 / 4123
  • Number of attempts: 7
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10560 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #82 / 3645
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #513 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 7
Recursively Palindrome - 235 entries

Note that there are 2^6-1 characters.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 67
  • Position: #70 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiplication table. - 195 entries

Create a multiplication table.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 395
  • Position: #63 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 283 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #90 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line Zipper - 448 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #25 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabetize the directory - 281 entries

Put the contacts and their information in alphabetical order.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #68 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1838 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #358 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1226 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #280 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 8
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3056 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #158 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 12
Simple text editing with Vim - 11742 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #31 / 3442
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6121 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #398 / 1510
  • Number of attempts: 5
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