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Played Challenges

Multiplication table. - 183 entries

Create a multiplication table.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 124
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 129 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the cardinal numbers - 234 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 722 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Before there was Farmville... - 92 entries

There was old MacDonald. For my toddler. The first Vim sing-a-long?

  • Best score: 156
  • Best player score: 228
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 15
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 176 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 739 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 929 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1168 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prime Numbers - 302 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 862 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 326 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 420 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 95
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 368 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hatsuyume

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn this csv list into queries - 190 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 461 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 566 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting paragraphs - 455 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 860 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 42
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 534 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 157 entries

According to PEP8, long flowy text and code should have different max line lengths. Code: 79 characters max Long flowy text: 72 characters max

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4482 entries

Replace every instance of 'aaa' with 'xaaax'.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 5
Deleting folded text - 279 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 539 entries

Reformat copy-pasted table into a list of the most common surnames

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember FizzBuzz? - 548 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 96
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1270 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 447 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 521 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1042 entries

Get the sentence back in the proper order, remove duplicate lines, and then combine the separate lines into one.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1113 entries

Sort the states and add the attribute country to each record.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 644 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 829 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2733 entries

Convert tabs to spaces, strip empty lines and trailing whitespace.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11242 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5752 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
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