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Played Challenges

Fill in the chess board - 191 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #11 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 19
Plotting some variables in python - 569 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: #56 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 4
Transpose a python matrix - 323 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 61
  • Position: #44 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment number for every 10 lines - 118 entries

The file consists of 2 columns (code and percentage). We need to add 2 more columns with increasing number for 4th column (Xcols) and increment 3rd column (Ycols) only for every 10 lines with reset of 4th column

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 68
  • Position: #28 / 36
  • Number of attempts: 1
simple replacements - 660 entries

The goal is to see the replacement commands in action.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #89 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 3
Inverting Lines - 964 entries

A simple challenge to invert all lines, except the first.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #24 / 264
  • Number of attempts: 11
Python dataclasses - 418 entries

Simple challenge to extract fields from a Python class

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #48 / 118
  • Number of attempts: 4
swap number pairs - 1255 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #189 / 238
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rural Post - 3797 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #391 / 938
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 1611 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: #241 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 1
Multiline to Single Line - 374 entries

Convert a multiline, indented file to a single line with no whitespace

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #161 / 177
  • Number of attempts: 2
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 954 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #42 / 193
  • Number of attempts: 5
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32765 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: 22
  • Position: #2143 / 7241
  • Number of attempts: 4
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 793 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #73 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 7
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5829 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #125 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 18
One number per line - 18294 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #2218 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 14
Right Align Part of the line - 71 entries

The challenge is to right align a part of the line - this is useful in some SQL queries where it's more clear which are the fields displayed

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #25 / 27
  • Number of attempts: 1
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2710 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #424 / 806
  • Number of attempts: 5
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1361 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 6
Bad Copy Syntax - 1899 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #391 / 483
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3436 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #386 / 1113
  • Number of attempts: 4
Com(m)a Trouble - 3307 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #111 / 746
  • Number of attempts: 16
Box it - 7657 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #902 / 1829
  • Number of attempts: 6
Cool or not? - 748 entries

abc trying to be cool or not...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #152 / 214
  • Number of attempts: 3
From argument to object - 1256 entries

This task typifies those programmers endure while coding. This C-family pseudocode needs a function argument to be repurposed as an object call. Simply search and replace? Repeat a pattern of edits?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #308 / 415
  • Number of attempts: 3
Two pairs of cluster of letters creates word - 706 entries

Clean and group.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #143 / 165
  • Number of attempts: 1
Every other line - 2790 entries

AaAaAaA

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #63 / 679
  • Number of attempts: 14
Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #647 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 3
That hyphen - 2467 entries

"vim vi improved"

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #570 / 675
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3004 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 3
Team names - 1763 entries

The team names are misspelled.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #446 / 566
  • Number of attempts: 1
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #1091 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1877 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #241 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 3
Around the clock - 169 entries

You'll want to use 2 special commands to complete this. If you haven't yet, read through 'input.txt', especially :help simple-changes

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #62 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Delete to the end of the current line - 711 entries

Delete to the end of the current line, but keep the character under the cursor.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #220 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 4
Collect List - 4155 entries

Convert to comma separated list.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #851 / 1161
  • Number of attempts: 1
I forgot quotes - 15666 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1914 / 4098
  • Number of attempts: 15
-a-b-c- - 3081 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #1000 / 1100
  • Number of attempts: 1
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10513 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #3356 / 3629
  • Number of attempts: 1
attr_aligner - 3350 entries

Two attr keywords. Two separate indentations. Align the colons.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #237 / 678
  • Number of attempts: 10
quotes inside quotes - 2998 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: 17
  • Position: #908 / 1037
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12690 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #2469 / 3906
  • Number of attempts: 1
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #578 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4871 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #1213 / 1692
  • Number of attempts: 8
Shebangs for all - 1749 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: 25
  • Position: #443 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #342 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
Simple text editing with Vim - 11431 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #624 / 3357
  • Number of attempts: 4
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