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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 440 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #25 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 1
Fix the shell script! - 807 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #9 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 4
Visual block training - 366 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #14 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 5
Innocent Monster - 112 entries

You have the tools, just create him!

  • Best score: 60
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #1 / 33
  • Number of attempts: 5
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 852 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #79 / 301
  • Number of attempts: 4
hello-world-vimgolf - 1418 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #156 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 1
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 592 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #29 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 5
Fill in the chess board - 496 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #31 / 105
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 1274 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #15 / 354
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate a very basic Python constructor - 268 entries

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

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #5 / 74
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python dataclasses - 631 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #80 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 4
Enumerate Bullets - 177 entries

We will need to refer to the bullet points in our document explicitly later, so we need to assign them some ID's!

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #13 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 8
HS Final exam vimgolf - 647 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #68 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add quotes to ansible playbook - 781 entries

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

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #137 / 246
  • Number of attempts: 3
Multiline to Single Line - 516 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #111 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 1
Data reformat - 238 entries

Reformat this copy-paste data! #csv

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #17 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: #108 / 192
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: #26 / 79
  • Number of attempts: 7
C# function to F# - 9 entries

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

  • Best score: 108
  • Best player score: 108
  • Position: #1 / 6
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 69
  • Position: #7 / 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 20
  • Position: #39 / 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
Right Align Part of the line - 91 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #19 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 4
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 166 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #77 / 84
  • Number of attempts: 1
Triangle of arrows - 142 entries

I made this by accident when working on another challenge. How would you go about making this?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #14 / 34
  • Number of attempts: 7
ascii-art diamond - 34 entries

Simple ascii-art diamond. The grid is 40x40.

  • Best score: 40
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #8 / 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge4 - 72 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #36 / 50
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge5 - 116 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #33 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge6 - 45 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 3
  • Position: #31 / 39
  • Number of attempts: 1
Alphabet soup - 386 entries

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

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #40 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 7
calculations - 251 entries

Complete these (weird) calculations.

  • Best score: 38
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #13 / 59
  • Number of attempts: 5
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