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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 324 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 - 545 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #132 / 341
  • Number of attempts: 1
Search and Replace 0 - 4587 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #172 / 1520
  • Number of attempts: 4
Interweave two blocks of text - 546 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: #35 / 197
  • Number of attempts: 4
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 881 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: #43 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 4
Cartesian product - 206 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #68 / 86
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: The Quick Brown Fox - 148 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 / 93
  • Number of attempts: 1
The Quick Brown Fox Jumps Over The Lazy Vim - 373 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: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #25 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 1
The name of the game - 614 entries

End up with the name of the game.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #34 / 334
  • Number of attempts: 1
SFD-ROC: vimvimvim - 1460 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: #137 / 414
  • 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 - 189 entries

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

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #12 / 55
  • Number of attempts: 2
SFD-ROC: ROT13 Phonics - 74 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 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vertical Limit - 2319 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #574 / 706
  • Number of attempts: 1
Exchanging Quotes - 788 entries

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

  • Best score: 30
  • Best player score: 31
  • Position: #24 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 9
replacing each line of a block selection - 2751 entries

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

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #41 / 726
  • Number of attempts: 10
Switch function arguments - 1952 entries

How to switch two arguments of a function.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #41 / 619
  • Number of attempts: 4
Append semicolon after expressions - 930 entries

Some lines need the semicolon, some don't.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #28 / 377
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse and double space - 433 entries

Reverse the order of the given lines and double space everything

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #38 / 179
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remove semicolons after expressions - 518 entries

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

  • Best score: 6
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #45 / 227
  • Number of attempts: 2
switch variable - 4877 entries

how fast can you switch two variable ?

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #132 / 1693
  • Number of attempts: 2
The meaning - 517 entries

Numbers are fun!

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #148 / 332
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make it more readable - 1860 entries

Insert blank lines to make it more organized and readable

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #27 / 613
  • Number of attempts: 6
Line Zipper - 413 entries

Zip/pair related lines.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #46 / 199
  • Number of attempts: 3
remove dupes from array - 1266 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 / 322
  • Number of attempts: 7
Generate Fibonacci Numbers - 235 entries

Use your super vim powers to generate Fibonacci Numbers.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #9 / 92
  • Number of attempts: 4
Numbering a List - 1797 entries

Pretty simple, number the list.

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #88 / 614
  • Number of attempts: 4
A Simple One - 880 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 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 1
Table Reshuffle - 328 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #20 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 4
Ruby 1.9 compat - 573 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 / 219
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #233 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 535 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #201 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 1
Sorting paragraphs - 477 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #37 / 148
  • Number of attempts: 9
The Cake is a Lie - 1178 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #129 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context insensitive completion 0 - 463 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 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 300 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #3 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #91 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 2
Almost encrypted - 178 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #91 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat some Python - 548 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #83 / 218
  • Number of attempts: 3
Reverse characters in a line - 618 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 / 228
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat most common surnames - 558 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #39 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 1
Remember FizzBuzz? - 560 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 49
  • Position: #22 / 160
  • Number of attempts: 8
Get rid of html tags - 326 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #164 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 2
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #84 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1134 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #120 / 465
  • Number of attempts: 3
Add fold markers to a .c file - 472 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 / 151
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1077 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 / 333
  • Number of attempts: 8
Braces or Brackets? - 653 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 / 241
  • Number of attempts: 11
Flodder-challenge - 846 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #41 / 260
  • Number of attempts: 13
Simple text editing with Vim - 11438 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 / 3359
  • Number of attempts: 10
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 32
  • Position: #37 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 8
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