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Played Challenges

Simple, Practical, and Common - 32904 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: 30
  • Position: #5107 / 7270
  • Number of attempts: 1
Prime Numbers - 326 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #46 / 96
  • Number of attempts: 4
vim = 22 / 7 - 422 entries

pi square vim

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #21 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 8
Search and Replace 0 - 4651 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #751 / 1541
  • Number of attempts: 4
Swap assigned value - 556 entries

Simple problem but looking for interesting solutions.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #62 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 5
Vim tetris - 351 entries

Vim can play tetris too!

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #41 / 100
  • Number of attempts: 5
Five Pillars - 60 entries

Arrange all words in a table with 5 columns. The minimal space between words in columns is 2 spaces. Columns do have varying width.

  • Best score: 41
  • Best player score: 77
  • Position: #18 / 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Going underground.... - 315 entries

Simple reformatting: in this case changing from the format London underground supplies its customers with, to the format that Google Calendar likes...

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #60 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 2
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10533 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #191 / 3637
  • Number of attempts: 5
Counting in binary - 412 entries

"a" represents 0; "A" represents 1. Start from zero and count to 15.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #15 / 108
  • Number of attempts: 3
Letter case trickery - 1547 entries

This file is in a downright esoteric format, consisting of hexadecimal numbers, non-hexadecimal keywords, and "Z" indicating end-of-line. Make the hexadecimal numbers lowercase.

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #229 / 498
  • Number of attempts: 3
Words in parens - 12736 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #2786 / 3919
  • Number of attempts: 2
NATO phonetic alphabet - 476 entries

Transform the series of words into a list.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #86 / 181
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1508 entries

Oh no, this line is longer than 80 chars... put each 'vim' on a new line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #192 / 424
  • Number of attempts: 3
Stairs Indenting - 424 entries

Indent each line with <line number> whitespaces.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #114 / 183
  • Number of attempts: 3
Let's play some Ivmgolf - 1004 entries

Oops, I spelled that wrong.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Position: #61 / 417
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2367 entries

transform a succession of one word lines to a an array of strings

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #134 / 716
  • Number of attempts: 4
Replacing some words - 412 entries

How fast could it be?

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #83 / 145
  • Number of attempts: 2
Line Zipper - 443 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #54 / 206
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 12
  • Position: #122 / 467
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reverse Simple Deletion - 758 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #278 / 429
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 494 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #52 / 152
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6004 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #93 / 1480
  • Number of attempts: 16
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