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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 325 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 43
  • Position: #41 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 565 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #132 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4640 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #172 / 1537
  • Number of attempts: 4
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: 16
  • Position: #36 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 894 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
  • Position: #44 / 348
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cartesian product - 209 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #70 / 89
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 152 entries

Someone has vandalized our text (again). Please fix to read: The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog.

  • Best score: 25
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #35 / 95
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 381 entries

Someone has vandalized this text file and replaced the beginning character of one word in each line with a Big "X." Please remove the big X's, and fix each line to read "The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Dog."

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #26 / 178
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 622 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #34 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1495 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: #141 / 421
  • Number of attempts: 4
SFD-ROC: Pipe Dreams - 93 entries

Move the pipes so they match the output.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #19 / 43
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python to Ruby - 190 entries

Convert this Python code to Ruby. NOTE: This program likely won't run.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #12 / 56
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 78 entries

A is for apple, b is for ball, etc... This familiar phonics poem has been rotated 13 characters. Make the letter match the word.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #25 / 63
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2363 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #582 / 714
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 791 entries

Sometimes you need to exchange a choice of quotes in some code.

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #24 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 9
replacing each line of a block selection - 2777 entries

replace each line's ../assets/js with /javascripts

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #41 / 731
  • Number of attempts: 10
Switch function arguments - 1967 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #41 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 4
Append semicolon after expressions - 939 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #28 / 383
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 441 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #38 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove semicolons after expressions - 530 entries

A follow-up for http://vimgolf.com/challenges/4fc9d767d3a0d4000100000e.

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #45 / 231
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4901 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #132 / 1698
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 520 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #148 / 335
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1882 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #27 / 620
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line Zipper - 430 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #48 / 203
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1281 entries

given a random string that contains a ruby-esque array, make sure that there are no duplicate elements

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #42 / 324
  • Number of attempts: 7
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 237 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 4
Numbering a List - 1826 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #97 / 623
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 912 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
  • Position: #286 / 606
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 334 entries

Fix the column order in this table... also append the new 'username' column.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #20 / 124
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 587 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
  • Position: #35 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 754 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #234 / 427
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 557 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #208 / 367
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 493 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #39 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 9
The Cake is a Lie - 1189 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #129 / 484
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 467 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
  • Position: #71 / 220
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 306 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 119
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 422 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #91 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 2
Almost encrypted - 179 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #91 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 554 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #85 / 221
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 634 entries

You have everything you need, just not in the right order. Mastermind would give you 26 white pegs.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #43 / 234
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat most common surnames - 580 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #42 / 185
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 569 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #23 / 164
  • Number of attempts: 8
Get rid of html tags - 337 entries

Want to read more about Vim's background? Then get rid of those html tags...

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #168 / 205
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1341 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #84 / 517
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1171 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #120 / 479
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 479 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #25 / 155
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1120 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: 20
  • Position: #55 / 343
  • Number of attempts: 8
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: 34
  • Position: #9 / 249
  • Number of attempts: 11
Flodder-challenge - 870 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #41 / 267
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple text editing with Vim - 11589 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #105 / 3402
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5974 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #37 / 1475
  • Number of attempts: 8
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