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Played Challenges

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10067 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 6
Make it more readable - 1797 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
HTML to Haml - 746 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap or reverse - 91 entries

Try to swap or reverse the line as needed.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the cardinal numbers - 222 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 505 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1151 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shuffled numbers - 199 entries

Each number is paired with the number it should follow. That's enough information to put them in order.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1648 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Collect List - 3874 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 4
Make Fancy Header - 928 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reverse and count - 382 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
comments galore - 916 entries

Basic comment reformatting

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
V to the i - 4332 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 16217 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Just the middle - 10310 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 968 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Mirror Symmetry - 735 entries

Add backslashes.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
switch variable - 4613 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1337 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove all lines in first part - 149 entries

From the second part, remove all lines in the first part. It can be useful when you have done something from a long list, you want to know what is not done yet!

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Space out the alphabet - 1463 entries

Put 3 spaces between adjacent letters.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2715 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 2
Where should I put the Newline? - 824 entries

Help me put the newline.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Count both ways - 915 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 10
Condensed Cases - 728 entries

Apple's new programming language, Swift, allows two style of case statements: 1) one Enum case on each line, or 2) multiple Enum cases on a single line. Convert the following from the first case (no pun intended) to the second type.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 10989 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
camel riding - 727 entries

add a prefix on some camelCase variables

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 2
120 Degrees - 388 entries

Rotate that triangle.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Hole-in-one - 958 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove noise from HTTP log - 622 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 5
Interweave two blocks of text - 516 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 7
Logging with key - 277 entries

Sometimes it is better to log with meaningful key

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 732 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1461 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3231 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
-a-b-c- - 2854 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 3
Numbering a List - 1760 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
Basic renumbering - 5087 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Groups magic - 136 entries

Regexp or macros for string converting: (a) -> ___ (abc) -> ____ (abcd) -> ______ All in the '(' replace to _ multiply by char count + ()

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Words in parens - 11973 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1876 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 4
remove dupes from array - 1257 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: 20
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the XML - 896 entries

The challenge consists in having a valid xml from an incomplete source.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 2
quotes inside quotes - 2942 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
I forgot quotes - 14254 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
Evan Coleman
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Freelance Mac/iOS Developer, Formerly @timehop, Aerospace Engineer, Student Pilot, Skier, Guitarist, Yankees, Knicks & Jets Fan.

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