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Played Challenges

Make it more readable - 1812 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Swap assigned value - 518 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 2
Extract argument from function - 2136 entries

The aim is to see if you can do some refactoring very fast.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 2
Make HTML List - 923 entries

Turn the comma separated list into an unordered html list.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 2
The name of the game - 596 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prefixes and suffixes - 526 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assign list - 146 entries

Assign list elements to matrix

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 60
  • Number of attempts: 1
Create a table - 264 entries

Convert the given input into a formatted table

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
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: 44
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1390 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 4
Create Leading Zeros - 197 entries

Create leading zeros only for id columns. Please use generic approach!

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 538 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 548 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 61
  • Number of attempts: 3
Vertical Limit - 2243 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Letter case trickery - 1481 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 4
V to the i - 4420 entries

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

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10177 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Search and Replace 0 - 4450 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
vim = 22 / 7 - 408 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Minimalist Limerick - 494 entries

Reproduce this lovely poem.

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove noise from HTTP log - 624 entries

This piece of log (from the year 2000) contains some irrelevant data. We only want to see the HTTP method and resource.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2728 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 6
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 517 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 303 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
Enumerate words - 226 entries

Enumerate the unique words in order.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
quotes inside quotes - 2952 entries

taken from tip 85 of the very good book 'Practical Vim: Edit Text at the Speed of Thought' ! I'd be interested what people use :)

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
lamb had a little Mary - 535 entries

"Mary" and "lamb" are swapped. Unswap them. Fast as you can.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 1
Hello ${world} - 254 entries

Migrate a JavaScript String from concatenation to ES6 interpolation.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Happy TvvO - 367 entries

Don’t forget the past, learn from it. Happy New Year.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Get rid of html tags - 316 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1166 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4696 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 2
Parsing with CSV: Unify lines and result. - 163 entries

col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1;4;5 A;3;4; A;1;4; # New output: col1;col2;col3;col4 A;1(2x);3;4(3x);5 any ideas?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1764 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 1
Pairs of numbers - 340 entries

Line 1 represents x, line 2 y-data. Bring the corresponding pairs in the form "[x,y]\n"

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 44
  • Number of attempts: 1
Counting in binary - 405 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 41
  • Number of attempts: 3
VimGolfNight - 471 entries

Based on "The name of the game".

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
remove dupes from array - 1260 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
Array transposition - 2037 entries

Transpose two arrays into one.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 20
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 2
Don't know what this is - 1876 entries

Replace contents of brackets with matching number of spaces. Don't ask what the format's supposed to be.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 3
Saving the hashes(#) - 1876 entries

The following file is copied from vimcasts.org(Its only for learning purpose,hope the site owner doesn't mind it), its probably the easiest of challenges.Our goal is to delete every line which doesn't contain a hash signs. The remaining hash signs with numbers are then sorted to get the final output.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 3
Dehamlizing - 155 entries

Change this piece of HAML code back into erb

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 53
  • Number of attempts: 1
Merge blank lines and properly capitalize - 34 entries

Here you need complete 2 tasks: 1. Remove all unwanted continuous blank lines and leave only 1 blank line between paragraphs. 2. Properly capitalize the sentences.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 54
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1038 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: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Exchanging Quotes - 777 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 38
  • Number of attempts: 2
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: 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Words in parens - 12133 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 2
Delete unwanted lines - 348 entries

Delete all lines which does not end in "o.."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Append semicolon after expressions - 898 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 14658 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 975 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 6
Just the middle - 10549 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hole-in-one - 963 entries

Lets take this golf thing literally.. Drive off the tee into the hole, and of course you don't strike the ball completely clean.

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5698 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 3
Switch function arguments - 1888 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 2
Shebangs for all - 1671 entries

We've all seen or used a shebang once or twice. Ditch the specific paths and leave just a dynamic Ruby and Python bath behind.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cleanining up 80 column concatenated text - 185 entries

1. Put the whole query on one line, remove the concatenation operators 2. Remove the double spaces that appear a few times in the query 3. Use string-interpolated variable statementPid rather than the ugly concatenation

  • Best score: 31
  • Best player score: 47
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1267 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 6
replacing each line of a block selection - 2695 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 3
vim1001 - 244 entries

change number 1001 into a "vim1001 sequence". (My first challenge, hope it is not too bad... )

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11091 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 2
Todo list specification - 319 entries

The every item on the todo list must be done today. Modify the list to reflect that.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 39
  • Number of attempts: 3
Top X - 182 entries

The End File is the Top 10 Vimgolf Leaderboard at June 29, 2013. This is a second version, with a great contribution of @udioica. X is ten in Roman,a numeric system in ancient Rome

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Number of attempts: 1
Number an outline - 199 entries

The indent and words are right, but the numbers are all wrong.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 57
  • Number of attempts: 3
Write Setters and Getters for PHP - 86 entries

Just simple automation of writing Setters and Getters like Doctrine might use.

  • Best score: 102
  • Best player score: 262
  • Number of attempts: 1
Flodder-challenge - 819 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 5
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