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Played Challenges

Data reformat - 238 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #22 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 6
xrandr outputs and dashes - 588 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
  • Position: #38 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 3
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 702 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
  • Position: #8 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 6
Capitalize the Names - 311 entries

I want to capitalize the names in quotes, but just the people's names, not the file names.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #9 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 1043 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #32 / 478
  • Number of attempts: 1
C# data class to F# record - 55 entries

Converting from C# to F# is not hard, but requires some manual labor. Here you should convert from a C# data class to a F# record.

  • Best score: 63
  • Best player score: 63
  • Position: #3 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 7
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1036 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: 21
  • Position: #12 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32892 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: 28
  • Position: #4381 / 7268
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 827 entries

Given a list of emails, get the students full name and their associated house.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #207 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 4
Get mail address from outlook format - 589 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #38 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the actual output from my unit test tool report - 131 entries

When a test fails, my unit test tool reports differences between the actual output and the expected output as follow: - line in the expected output but missing in the actual output are prefixed with a dash - unexpected lines in the actual output are prefixed with a plus sign - comments added by the unit test tool are prefixed with a question mark - common lines are showed `as-is` (well, almost;) From that "diff" format, I would like to reconstruct the actual output.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #16 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add text at some column - 144 entries

Complete golang struct statement.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #36 / 54
  • Number of attempts: 3
Swap values - 4428 entries

Well, swap the values...

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #324 / 1240
  • Number of attempts: 5
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5948 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #176 / 1460
  • Number of attempts: 7
One number per line - 18377 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #1496 / 3787
  • Number of attempts: 7
Quote modules - 1013 entries

Complete golang import statement.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #192 / 257
  • Number of attempts: 3
Aliases for cd - 819 entries

Create these beautiful aliases with as few strokes as possible. Are you up for the challenge?

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #111 / 146
  • Number of attempts: 2
Swap values inside brackets - 2431 entries

Easy challenge.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #86 / 560
  • Number of attempts: 7
Unsemantic linewrapping - 826 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
  • Position: #71 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 5
V to the i - 4635 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #728 / 1855
  • Number of attempts: 2
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2743 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #434 / 814
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add string initializers to an enum - 759 entries

Change Typescript enum so that it has string initializers.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #49 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 5
SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case - 1114 entries

Convert strings in SCREAMING_SNAKE_CASE to Title Case. Examples: EMPLOYEE_NAME -> Employee Name REVENUE_YEAR_TO_DATE -> Revenue Year To Date SALARY -> Salary

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #43 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 9
Add semicolons - 10531 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1266 / 2987
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1929 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #186 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 8
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3453 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #400 / 1120
  • Number of attempts: 5
Com(m)a Trouble - 3375 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #113 / 759
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7680 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #1218 / 1835
  • Number of attempts: 2
Every other line - 2829 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #65 / 686
  • Number of attempts: 6
Copy three lines - 2794 entries

If the site is up (by some miracle), make the text under every header identical.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #163 / 625
  • Number of attempts: 8
Just the middle - 11135 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #1382 / 4111
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1777 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #259 / 570
  • Number of attempts: 4
Basic renumbering - 5428 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #224 / 1226
  • Number of attempts: 13
ninja substitution - 1288 entries

How can you reuse a previous substitution ?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #214 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 6
Vice versa - 7512 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #551 / 2039
  • Number of attempts: 9
One to Ten - 2093 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: 12
  • Position: #278 / 641
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1916 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #287 / 471
  • Number of attempts: 4
Increment each number - 946 entries

Increment each number individually by one

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #51 / 233
  • Number of attempts: 9
Reorder the groups - 1112 entries

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

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #71 / 252
  • Number of attempts: 12
Array transposition - 2312 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #30 / 431
  • Number of attempts: 11
Collect List - 4178 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #483 / 1166
  • Number of attempts: 5
I forgot quotes - 15719 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2667 / 4110
  • Number of attempts: 4
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #2571 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12733 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2479 / 3918
  • Number of attempts: 6
Alphabet soup - 386 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #3 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple text editing with Vim - 11595 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #630 / 3404
  • Number of attempts: 7
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #532 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 3
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Icelandic programmer that loves music, math, science, art design, games, languages, philosophy, hearty debates and critical thinking.

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