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Played Challenges

Interweave two blocks of text - 562 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: 17
  • Position: #62 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 896 entries

A novice Python using prints Hello World! and a pro shows him different way. Using vim to get into pro style from novice, win the challenge.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #276 / 349
  • Number of attempts: 1
Cartesian product - 209 entries

{1,2,3,4,5} X {1,2,3,4,5}

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #54 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 1
formatted text to markdown - 180 entries

You're converting some posts from an old blog to markdown. The formatted text is far closer to the finished product than the html markup, so it seems like a good place to start. Word wrapping seems to be the main area for optimization.

  • Best score: 70
  • Best player score: 75
  • Position: #16 / 65
  • Number of attempts: 3
Line Zipper - 432 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #98 / 204
  • Number of attempts: 1
Complete the hex array data - 190 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #13 / 72
  • Number of attempts: 2
Case preserving word replacement - 436 entries

Half way through my project, my people turned into dogs. Now I have to change everything in my source.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #111 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 2
Complete the hex array data (Part II) - 135 entries

Do not use external tools(e.g. tac, seq) [My interpretation of Rule #7]

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #10 / 64
  • Number of attempts: 1
imports alignment (python) - 639 entries

Align as one import per line.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #70 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 4
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 205 entries

My hands are numb with cold. It's hard to type correctly.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #52 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 1
Rotating Philosophers Problem - 374 entries

Can you help the philosophers find a good place to sit before they get five forks and spaghetti?

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #53 / 158
  • Number of attempts: 4
HTML to Haml - 788 entries

Help convert this HTML page to Haml.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 37
  • Position: #89 / 196
  • Number of attempts: 1
expand a list comprehension (python) - 276 entries

Please show your way to convert a list comprehension in python to an ordinary for-loop expression!

  • Best score: 42
  • Best player score: 52
  • Position: #45 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 2
Numbering a List - 1827 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #444 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Java Array2List - 218 entries

Convert an java array initializer into a list.

  • Best score: 67
  • Best player score: 117
  • Position: #57 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 1
Assignment Alignment - 764 entries

line up the operators. Use spaces, not tabs.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #148 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1771 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: 19
  • Position: #367 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 284 entries

Take them down. (sorry, only 82 bottles because the problem size is limited!)

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 121
  • Position: #39 / 132
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reverse Simple Deletion - 754 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #182 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 557 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #162 / 367
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Cake is a Lie - 1190 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #299 / 485
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 46
  • Position: #141 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 1
Braces or Brackets? - 682 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 51
  • Position: #194 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 1
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2940 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #211 / 658
  • Number of attempts: 3
Simple text editing with Vim - 11594 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #789 / 3403
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5975 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 48
  • Position: #1164 / 1476
  • Number of attempts: 1
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