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Played Challenges

HS exam question - 802 entries

Convert the data to a python dictionary

  • Best score: 47
  • Best player score: 60
  • Position: #62 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat symbols in list - 673 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #110 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Poorly indented Python comments - 748 entries

Fix the alignment of some Python comments as quickly as possible.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #11 / 143
  • Number of attempts: 9
Many duplicates - 613 entries

Quick and easy

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #72 / 213
  • Number of attempts: 2
delete swap - 759 entries

delete all swap

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #52 / 256
  • Number of attempts: 2
Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 848 entries

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

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #37 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 15
Visual block training - 651 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #87 / 123
  • Number of attempts: 2
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 1171 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #265 / 404
  • Number of attempts: 1
hello-world-vimgolf - 1768 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #149 / 509
  • Number of attempts: 3
Fill in the chess board - 668 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #108 / 142
  • Number of attempts: 3
Learn to ask for :help - 453 entries

Learn to use the help to reduce your strokes...

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #87 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 1
Plotting some variables in python - 1276 entries

4 sets of (x,y) variables to plot. Just increment the numbers! Well, let's change the colors of the lines as well. Oh and we meant to plot the absolute values of course.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 47
  • Position: #136 / 272
  • Number of attempts: 2
simple replacements - 1177 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #102 / 262
  • Number of attempts: 6
Python dataclasses - 724 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #118 / 186
  • Number of attempts: 2
Making 3 line function a one liner. - 197 entries

Simple challenge for frequent action while programming.

  • Best score: 4
  • Best player score: 2084
  • Position: #129 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
swap number pairs - 1685 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #46 / 314
  • Number of attempts: 16
ssh config skills - 220 entries

Parse output from `kuebctl get no -o wide` into an .ssh/config file!

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 62
  • Position: #35 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 1
Python: Def to Lambda - 392 entries

LAMBDA!!!

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #91 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn the x - 263 entries

Turn the x to a +

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #65 / 68
  • Number of attempts: 1
Levenshtein distance - 85 entries

Compute distance for each pair. Notice that this recursive implementation is very inefficient. Wagner-Fischer algorithm is iterative and much faster. #vimscript

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #19 / 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Satisfy the go linter - 2032 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: 28
  • Position: #304 / 413
  • Number of attempts: 1
Yo To Hello - 1066 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 232
  • Position: #489 / 489
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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: 24
  • Position: #3057 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 6
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 841 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #237 / 243
  • Number of attempts: 1
citizen_hacks_2019_challenge2 - 180 entries

For the Citizen Hacks 2019 Vim competition.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #91 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 608 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #278 / 363
  • Number of attempts: 2
Preferably without multi-cursor plugin - 508 entries

Originally asked as question on reddit by kpthunder: https://www.reddit.com/r/vim/comments/9fvsro/what_is_the_most_efficient_way_to_go_about/

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #22 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 8
Simple Maths - 36 entries

Not much to say, discover by yourself!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 1000
  • Position: #24 / 24
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12775 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #10 / 3926
  • Number of attempts: 5
A simple change - 429 entries

Just change the numbers in the most efficient way ...

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #48 / 184
  • Number of attempts: 2
Switch function arguments - 1996 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #493 / 632
  • Number of attempts: 1
un-C-escape string - 55 entries

Convert escape sequences to characters

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #47 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 656 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #185 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 1
A Simple One - 968 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: #553 / 629
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 360 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #107 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1393 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #204 / 531
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1226 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #252 / 495
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1195 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: 20
  • Position: #121 / 352
  • Number of attempts: 12
Braces or Brackets? - 725 entries

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

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #28 / 255
  • Number of attempts: 9
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3060 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #136 / 677
  • Number of attempts: 6
Flodder-challenge - 941 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #23 / 276
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple text editing with Vim - 11753 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1883 / 3447
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6141 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #787 / 1514
  • Number of attempts: 4

Contributed Challenges

Visual block training - 651 entries

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

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