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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 337 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 147
  • Position: #81 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 597 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #54 / 358
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4681 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #712 / 1550
  • Number of attempts: 5
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 906 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
  • Position: #95 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 2
Multiplication table. - 195 entries

Create a multiplication table.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 124
  • Position: #55 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort the cardinal numbers - 280 entries

Maybe a simple challenge.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #79 / 141
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 145 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #60 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 2
Before there was Farmville... - 95 entries

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

  • Best score: 156
  • Best player score: 228
  • Position: #28 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 160 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #63 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 1
The holy-grail may help - 322 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #77 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1172 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
  • Position: #249 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 782 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #139 / 211
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 934 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
  • Position: #195 / 617
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 357 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #101 / 128
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 597 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
  • Position: #160 / 226
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 772 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #409 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #75 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 2
Indentation - 452 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #109 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 423 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #139 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 2
Turn this csv list into queries - 201 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 134
  • Position: #63 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #391 / 491
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 474 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: 7
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #200 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 436 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #67 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 182 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #62 / 137
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 978 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #164 / 329
  • Number of attempts: 3
Linear congruential generator - 108 entries

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

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 95
  • Position: #42 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #69 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat a C golf submission - 536 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
  • Position: #69 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 645 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
  • Position: #176 / 236
  • Number of attempts: 1
PEP8 Python Wrapping Comments and Code - 162 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
  • Position: #39 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 593 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #142 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remember FizzBuzz? - 589 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 96
  • Position: #153 / 166
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1354 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #216 / 522
  • Number of attempts: 3
Deleting folded text - 302 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
  • Position: #79 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1211 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #64 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 1
Add fold markers to a .c file - 493 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #100 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1160 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
  • Position: #238 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 2
Braces or Brackets? - 713 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 41
  • Position: #76 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3009 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #367 / 667
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 927 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #158 / 273
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11657 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #2492 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #548 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 1
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