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Played Challenges

hello-world-vimgolf - 303 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #15 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fill in the chess board - 238 entries

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

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #39 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 4
Transpose a python matrix - 351 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 74
  • Position: #59 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 2
Create a diamond comment - 158 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 73
  • Position: #32 / 40
  • Number of attempts: 1
Lowercase first characters - 211 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #59 / 78
  • Number of attempts: 2
Inverting Lines - 1009 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #181 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 2
swap number pairs - 1293 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #118 / 244
  • Number of attempts: 3
Satisfy the go linter - 1625 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: 20
  • Position: #112 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 7
Hogwarts Email Sorting - 806 entries

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

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #89 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 7
Get mail address from outlook format - 560 entries

Create a mail list space separated of mail list formatted by outlook

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #69 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 3
Bad Copy Syntax - 1904 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #202 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4591 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #679 / 1521
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line under headers - 1890 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #184 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sorting database text output - 203 entries

Sometimes it is nice to be able to quickly take column-formatted text output from the SQL command line and turn it into a list of useful data. In this case we want a unique, sorted list of the values from the second column combined into one comma-separated list. What is the fewest strokes you can do this in?

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #68 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort the VimGolf challenges by popularity - 330 entries

"Sort by popularity" is a good order to play the challenges. Not perfect, but you could do a lot worse. ;) Input is a sample copy-pasted from vimgolf.com. Some of the challenge names have digits that will get in your way, so read ":help :sort" for hints on sorting with a regex. When you're done, try your solution on the full list!

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #33 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 4
Sorting paragraphs - 477 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #26 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat most common surnames - 558 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #50 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 5
Remember FizzBuzz? - 560 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 57
  • Position: #69 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1138 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #404 / 466
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1077 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: #113 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11446 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1830 / 3361
  • Number of attempts: 2
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