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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32953 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: 36
  • Position: #6539 / 7275
  • Number of attempts: 1
V to the i - 4641 entries

Input is 99 V's. Output is 100 i's.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #1605 / 1857
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4676 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #1399 / 1549
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5436 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #921 / 1228
  • Number of attempts: 1
-a-b-c- - 3118 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #905 / 1112
  • Number of attempts: 3
Count both ways - 962 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #176 / 342
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10538 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #2616 / 3638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2080 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
Minimalist Limerick - 507 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #152 / 168
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 567 entries

Generate all prefixes of "vimchallenge", then all suffixes.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #150 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
abcd > a b c d - 263 entries

transform the single spaces into 4 spaces repeat for each line

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #69 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 1
NATO phonetic alphabet - 479 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #123 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 388 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #178 / 180
  • Number of attempts: 2
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1015 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #163 / 420
  • Number of attempts: 2
Vertical Limit - 2369 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #560 / 717
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 953 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #288 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remove semicolons after expressions - 568 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #181 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 1
The meaning - 522 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #170 / 337
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1290 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #263 / 325
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 16
  • Position: #281 / 386
  • Number of attempts: 2
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 287 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 123
  • Position: #46 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 772 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #257 / 432
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 591 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #228 / 378
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1215 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #481 / 491
  • 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: 44
  • Position: #158 / 187
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1350 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #95 / 521
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 16
  • Position: #2119 / 3418
  • Number of attempts: 6
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6033 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #1053 / 1486
  • Number of attempts: 2
Pedro Franceschi
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Founder @BrexHQ, previously @pagar_me.

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