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Played Challenges

HS exam question - 511 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #17 / 130
  • Number of attempts: 12
Reformat symbols in list - 467 entries

Saw this in some lecture, easy reformatting using multiple cursor in VS Code

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #12 / 107
  • Number of attempts: 4
Transpose a python matrix - 616 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 258
  • Position: #108 / 110
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a diamond comment - 239 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #5 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 15
Lowercase first characters - 375 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #14 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 7
Make list of numbers from 1 to 30 more compact, but more confusing - 78 entries

Change the naming logic of numbers to end up with less lines.

  • Best score: 75
  • Best player score: 108
  • Position: #16 / 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Write Hello World in the 'i use arch btw' -programming language - 25 entries

> "I use Arch btw" is an esoteric programming language based on Brainfuck in which the Brainfuck commands have been replaced with the following keywords: i, use, arch, linux, btw, by, the, way. https://github.com/OverMighty/i-use-arch-btw

  • Best score: 162
  • Best player score: 172
  • Position: #4 / 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Migrated to Postgres! - 226 entries

Celebration completion of this project. https://github.com/igrigorik/vimgolf/pull/322

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #20 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment number for every 10 lines - 162 entries

The file consists of 2 columns (code and percentage). We need to add 2 more columns with increasing number for 4th column (Xcols) and increment 3rd column (Ycols) only for every 10 lines with reset of 4th column

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #10 / 47
  • Number of attempts: 7
simple replacements - 1153 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #22 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 7
Inverting Lines - 1399 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #2 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 1
vimtutor, but you can cheat - 15 entries

It's time to revisit vimtutor, but as an experienced Vim user! Your goal is to change the file to appear as if you had gone through the tutorial, but you do NOT need to actually complete the tutorial as written or do anything that doesn't result in changes to the file. You may use whatever you have in your Vim toolbelt that's allowed under VimGolf rules. The whole tutorial is too large to submit, so only the relevant lesson headers and associated practice lines are presented in this challenge. You will have to reference the tutor for the original instructions if you need them: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/vim/vim/4466ad6baa22485abb1147aca3340cced4778a66/runtime/tutor/tutor

  • Best score: 149
  • Best player score: 331
  • Position: #7 / 7
  • Number of attempts: 1
Enumerate Bullets - 217 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: #5 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 5
swap number pairs - 1616 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #1 / 299
  • Number of attempts: 9
HS Final exam vimgolf - 711 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #8 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 8
Rural Post - 4138 entries

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

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #65 / 1023
  • Number of attempts: 9
Satisfy the go linter - 2025 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
  • Position: #77 / 408
  • Number of attempts: 7
Yo To Hello - 1059 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #277 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32989 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
  • Position: #2297 / 7283
  • Number of attempts: 6
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6037 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #360 / 1478
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18434 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #712 / 3800
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10711 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #680 / 3015
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3477 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #465 / 1126
  • Number of attempts: 4
Box it - 7696 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #406 / 1838
  • Number of attempts: 7
Just the middle - 11263 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3127 / 4135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Line under headers - 1931 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #183 / 475
  • Number of attempts: 4
I forgot quotes - 15766 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #1091 / 4118
  • Number of attempts: 8
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10557 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1566 / 3643
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12769 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1132 / 3925
  • Number of attempts: 2
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