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HS exam question - 755 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 85
  • Position: #133 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat symbols in list - 619 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 86
  • Position: #136 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fizzbuzz - 223 entries

type the first 100 lines of the fizzbuzz problem

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #39 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
Poorly indented Python comments - 739 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #90 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1157 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #140 / 399
  • Number of attempts: 3
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 689 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #67 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fill in the chess board - 665 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #68 / 140
  • Number of attempts: 2
Learn to ask for :help - 447 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #8 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 6
Plotting some variables in python - 1264 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: 55
  • Position: #175 / 268
  • Number of attempts: 1
Transpose a python matrix - 629 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #80 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a diamond comment - 260 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #24 / 60
  • Number of attempts: 6
Lowercase first characters - 387 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #81 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 2
Migrated to Postgres! - 244 entries

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

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #5 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment number for every 10 lines - 173 entries

The file consists of 2 columns (code and percentage). We need to add 2 more columns with increasing number for 4th column (Xcols) and increment 3rd column (Ycols) only for every 10 lines with reset of 4th column

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 89
  • Position: #47 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 1166 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #143 / 261
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 1436 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #105 / 395
  • Number of attempts: 5
CSV to MD format - 328 entries

To convert a CSV list to Markdown list

  • Best score: 36
  • Best player score: 103
  • Position: #62 / 75
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 281 entries

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

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #56 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 2
RUST Cargo.toml version to last - 252 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #40 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 5
Staircase - 81 entries

Going downstairs, while singing the alphabet song. Some vb practice to us all. Would it be much easier to make it go from left to right instead?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #22 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
snowflake fractal - 39 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 180
  • Position: #15 / 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3056 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #509 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 941 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #134 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 14
  • Position: #1848 / 3442
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6123 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 50
  • Position: #1271 / 1511
  • Number of attempts: 1
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