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Played Challenges

Transpose a python matrix - 629 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #22 / 112
  • Number of attempts: 16
Inverting Lines - 1447 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #368 / 396
  • Number of attempts: 7
Satisfy the go linter - 2032 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: #120 / 413
  • Number of attempts: 11
Simple, Practical, and Common - 33029 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 / 7290
  • Number of attempts: 18
prepend * to every non-blank line - 6061 entries

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

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #249 / 1481
  • Number of attempts: 11
One number per line - 18439 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #951 / 3802
  • Number of attempts: 23
Add semicolons - 10715 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #185 / 3019
  • Number of attempts: 6
Box it - 7718 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #369 / 1841
  • Number of attempts: 12
Just the middle - 11281 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #3548 / 4139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Interweave two blocks of text - 613 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 / 208
  • Number of attempts: 10
Basic renumbering - 5477 entries

Renumbering Basic.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #482 / 1238
  • Number of attempts: 16
I forgot quotes - 15808 entries

Oops.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #941 / 4124
  • Number of attempts: 13
Shift down - 191 entries

Number words are back.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #31 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 11
vim1001 - 274 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: #43 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 8
-a-b-c- - 3129 entries

Put hyphens everywhere.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #387 / 1116
  • Number of attempts: 5
Count both ways - 968 entries

Right AND down.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #120 / 344
  • Number of attempts: 6
NATO phonetic alphabet - 490 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #40 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 7
Numbering a List - 1838 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #101 / 631
  • Number of attempts: 10
Simple text editing with Vim - 11753 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1733 / 3447
  • Number of attempts: 4
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