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Played Challenges

Put a cross in the square - 26 entries

Put a cross in the square

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 379 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
HS Final exam vimgolf - 184 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 84 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 2466 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Levenshtein distance - 49 entries

Compute distance for each pair. Notice that this recursive implementation is very inefficient. Wagner-Fischer algorithm is iterative and much faster. #vimscript

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 1188 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 319 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 207 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
xrandr outputs and dashes - 409 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 510 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
  • Number of attempts: 2
Yo To Hello - 756 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 743 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: 22
  • Number of attempts: 4
Alphabet soup - 228 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
add line and index - 48 entries

a missed line and index names need to be added

  • Best score: 44
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 3
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5142 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Quote modules (ver.2) - 112 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Add text at some column - 112 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 31
  • Number of attempts: 1
Comparing Schema With Diff - 50 entries

Sometimes databases output things differently one to another. Fixing things that are out of order will make the diffs more usable.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line under headers - 1720 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add string initializers to an enum - 694 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Unsemantic linewrapping - 738 entries

[Inspired by a blog post I read: https://scott.mn/2014/02/21/semantic_linewrapping/. Text adapted.] Sometimes when editing a Markdown file, I wrap the lines semantically. Instead of inserting a newline at 70 columns (or whatever), or making paragraphs one long line, I put in newlines at a point that seems logical to me. This may seem silly, but it produces better diffs. Semantic linewrapping also makes editing snappier. I can delete, edit or insert sentences easily using linewise operations. Code-oriented text editors like Vim and [REDACTED] are really good at this kind of manipulation. Editing text that hasn't been wrapped semantically is a pain, though:

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reorder the groups - 976 entries

Change the order so that the groups of fruit come before the vegetables.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add semicolons - 9580 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
ninja substitution - 1116 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7243 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 4
snowflake fractal - 36 entries

From step 0 to step 3 of a fractal

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment each number - 874 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 6
Build a six - 259 entries

Just enjoy building "a" floors...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 2
move titles next to url, in quotes - 406 entries

had trouble with something similar

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 4
One to Ten - 1945 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: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 692 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Put the months in order - 817 entries

Our contractor thought that months should be in alphabetical order. Put them in calendar order please.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 10
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3276 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python challenge - 124 entries

Change the types of the variables in the list from str to float, while keeping the truncation.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 48
  • Number of attempts: 2
My cafe needs a new menu - 22 entries

Help! My cafe needs a new menu and I've only got this plain-text file from the kitchen. In order to get it printed, I need to transform it into a markdown file with; headings for each type of item, prices on each menu item, dietary options and a key down the bottom.

  • Best score: 126
  • Best player score: 151
  • Number of attempts: 4
Simple format (2) - 256 entries

try again!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2614 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Com(m)a Trouble - 3101 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 5
Array Transposition - 160 entries

Transpose four arrays into two.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 5
Swap values inside brackets - 2336 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 5
Team names - 1718 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Palindrome numbers - 15 entries

For each number compute its associated palindrome. First number (first line) has been eaten! #prime

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
One number per line - 17681 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 2
No naked if allowed! - 23 entries

House style forbids naked condition statements, comments should start with a space character and be on their own line. Good luck!

  • Best score: 43
  • Best player score: 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32034 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
  • Number of attempts: 3
Just the middle - 10897 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15278 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 5
Basic renumbering - 5322 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10404 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change The Perspective - 36 entries

This is a go game recodes file(.sgf file, refer to http://www.red-bean.com/sgf/). It base on such a coordinate system: in vertical direction, is from top(farthest end) to bottom, mark as a,b,c,...,s(19*19 board); in horizontal direction, is from left to right, uses the same notations. For Example, the coordinate notation 'cq', is the position at the bottom-left corner(vertical coordinate first). The record is from one player's perspective. We need to change to another's, but we don't want to change coordinate system, let it keep top to bottom and left to right. so we have to change the coordinates, a <-> s, b <-> r,c <-> q, etc. the Position 'cq', as transformation, it will be 'qd'.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat a C golf submission - 492 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reverse characters in a line - 602 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
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