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Played Challenges

Transpose a python matrix - 351 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #18 / 70
  • Number of attempts: 16
Inverting Lines - 1009 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #258 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 7
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32778 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: #1884 / 7242
  • Number of attempts: 18
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: #249 / 1434
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18295 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #935 / 3770
  • Number of attempts: 23
Add semicolons - 10467 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #185 / 2966
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7661 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #369 / 1830
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11086 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3510 / 4093
  • Number of attempts: 2
Interweave two blocks of text - 550 entries

Suppose you've got data on a list of things from multiple sources. They're all in separate chunks, so how might you create a tabular output?

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #22 / 198
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5408 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #470 / 1221
  • Number of attempts: 16
I forgot quotes - 15668 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #941 / 4099
  • Number of attempts: 13
Shift down - 189 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #30 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 11
vim1001 - 253 entries

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

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #39 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3085 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #381 / 1101
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 935 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #116 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 6
NATO phonetic alphabet - 459 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #40 / 173
  • Number of attempts: 7
Numbering a List - 1798 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #85 / 615
  • Number of attempts: 10
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: #1710 / 3361
  • Number of attempts: 4
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