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Played Challenges

Split the words - 346 entries

Add the spaces manually if you must, but if you use Vim's spell checking feature wisely, I think you'll save a LARGE number of strokes.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #14 / 104
  • Number of attempts: 8
Permutations N=4 - 60 entries

Could use backtracking or other algorithm to generate sorted numbers. Second chance !

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #11 / 18
  • Number of attempts: 5
Letter case trickery - 1515 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: 22
  • Position: #479 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12677 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #153 / 3903
  • Number of attempts: 4
NATO phonetic alphabet - 438 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #7 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 6
Create a pandoc compatible table - 164 entries

In [this vimcast][1], a featured gist from Tim Pope shows how to quickly make a simple table structure. How fast can you convert it to pandoc's markdown style? [1]: http://vimcasts.org/episodes/aligning-text-with-tabular-vim/

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #37 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 3
Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 185 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #31 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 2
Aligning function arguments to match a specific coding style - 181 entries

Most projects have specific coding style guidelines. In this case, the argument list must be broken into a new line for each argument, with the argument names right aligned, taking into account pointers.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #15 / 62
  • Number of attempts: 5
Switch function arguments - 1933 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #313 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 6
constructor - 165 entries

coding a constructor for a simple class

  • Best score: 59
  • Best player score: 108
  • Position: #38 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove semicolons after expressions - 511 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #22 / 225
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 218 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #20 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 4
Generate English Alphabets - 427 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #31 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 5
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1113 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #182 / 372
  • Number of attempts: 6
CSV to JSON - 143 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 210
  • Position: #56 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and count - 403 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: 26
  • Position: #76 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 5
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #50 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 3
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #9 / 313
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple text editing with Vim - 11354 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1078 / 3335
  • Number of attempts: 2
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