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Played Challenges

82 bottles of beer on the wall - 243 entries

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

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 116
  • Number of attempts: 3
Getters & Setters: Java - 141 entries

Boilerplate getters & setters - it's a tedious fact of life in Java, and probably the only thing that still pulls me back to an IDE. Perhaps someone knows a fast, pure vim way...

  • Best score: 89
  • Best player score: 94
  • Number of attempts: 8
Turn this csv list into queries - 181 entries

Transform each line of this csv file into a MySQL-ready INSERT query.

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 100
  • Number of attempts: 5
Here, piggy, piggy... - 75 entries

Youay owknay atwhay otay oday...

  • Best score: 68
  • Best player score: 77
  • Number of attempts: 4
Prime Numbers - 263 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 73
  • Number of attempts: 4
Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 52
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5482 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 37
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sort and add attributes - 1082 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 441 entries

Fold markers can make it easier to navigate source code. Add them to this .c file.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 32
  • Number of attempts: 1
Solve the Sokoban - 158 entries

A wink for all Vimgolfers that play Nethack too.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 1
Dumb to smart - 80 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 29
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letters are numbers - 123 entries

Letters and numbers are interchangeable. A lot of programming languages give you simple ways to convert individual letters to hex, binary and decimal but does Vim?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 5
Shebangs for all - 1588 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: 13
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 compat - 557 entries

Remember when Ruby supported `when <expr> :`? Well, it doesn't in 1.9, so let's make sure we use `then`, without ruining our lovely new hash syntax!

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse Simple Deletion - 710 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 488 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Number of attempts: 1
switch variable - 4301 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Number of attempts: 3
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1069 entries

Rubyists talk about being cutting edge but how many are using 1.9 in production? Time to convert those verbose 1.8 hashes in to symbolic, succinct 1.9 beauties!

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Number of attempts: 3
Insert a Markdown link - 385 entries

Put a link in a markdown document, using the after-the-paragraph format.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 3
The Cake is a Lie - 1119 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Linear congruential generator - 104 entries

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linear_congruential_generator

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 3
Interweave two blocks of text - 486 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
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 165 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 520 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 26
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 840 entries

Here is a very simple one - just to illustrate/introduce a vim feature that some people seem to miss...

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 486 entries

You're replying to an email with silly long lines. Clean them up.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1024 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: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 531 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Happy New Year! - 129 entries

This is a simple new year's challenge.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 25
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 301 entries

Can you find it in less than 20 strokes, Arthur?

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 1
It'ss tooo coold too typpe todaay - 194 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Number of attempts: 3
Flodder-challenge - 807 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 35
  • Number of attempts: 1
Word Blender - 118 entries

The insides of long words seem to have been run through the blender. Can you fix this famous tale, brave knight?

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 30
  • Number of attempts: 5
Make Fancy Header - 909 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 196 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context insensitive completion 0 - 444 entries

Buried in the lines you're not supposed to add is the line "Add this line!" Add that line to the top of the file.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 7
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 394 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Number of attempts: 1
Deleting folded text - 274 entries

The text below contains three folds. Delete them (and the text inside them). For example: 123 456 /*{{{*/ 789 /*}}}*/ 012 Should become: 123 012 Also, add `aoeuaoeu` to make sure small solutions don't get flagged as cheating.

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 19
  • Number of attempts: 3
Generate English Alphabets - 400 entries

Start with a, get up to z.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 24
  • Number of attempts: 3
Change the content of a string - 1234 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 240 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 832 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: 41
  • Number of attempts: 1
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 200 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 23
  • Number of attempts: 1
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