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Played Challenges

Search and Replace 0 - 4583 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #44 / 1518
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 42
  • Position: #79 / 340
  • Number of attempts: 2
The holy-grail may help - 304 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #5 / 190
  • Number of attempts: 1
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1123 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: 16
  • Position: #264 / 374
  • Number of attempts: 3
Shebangs for all - 1749 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: 15
  • Position: #222 / 462
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: #108 / 589
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 280 entries

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

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 123
  • Position: #44 / 131
  • 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: 28
  • Position: #40 / 122
  • Number of attempts: 2
Letters are numbers - 127 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: 32
  • Position: #49 / 66
  • Number of attempts: 1
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 206 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #8 / 77
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reverse Simple Deletion - 740 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #120 / 419
  • Number of attempts: 1
Increment, increment, increment.... - 534 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #109 / 359
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting paragraphs - 473 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #106 / 147
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 420 entries

Indent each line according to the right number of spaces it needs.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #40 / 149
  • Number of attempts: 2
Hatsuyume - 381 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #122 / 156
  • Number of attempts: 1
Turn this csv list into queries - 190 entries

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

  • Best score: 98
  • Best player score: 113
  • Position: #25 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 6
Dumb to smart - 82 entries

Turn dumb quote to smart vim's way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #28 / 49
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1178 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #286 / 481
  • Number of attempts: 2
Fix the Haiku - 251 entries

Change this slightly scrambled haiku to its unscrambled form and fix the capitalisation and punctuation along the way.

  • Best score: 28
  • Best player score: 45
  • Position: #71 / 102
  • Number of attempts: 3
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: 9
  • Position: #148 / 217
  • Number of attempts: 2
Remove Accent off the Letter - 100 entries

Remove all the accent from extremely accented statements.

  • Best score: 37
  • Best player score: 66
  • Position: #28 / 46
  • Number of attempts: 2
Compile C - 300 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #23 / 116
  • Number of attempts: 2
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 405 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #31 / 212
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 178 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #15 / 134
  • Number of attempts: 1
Make Fancy Header - 933 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #18 / 315
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat a C golf submission - 507 entries

Take this C golf submission (for the "tiny but standards-compliant Hello World program" category, naturally), and turn it into formatted C code.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #130 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat most common surnames - 553 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #119 / 175
  • Number of attempts: 6
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: 17
  • Position: #32 / 200
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1296 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 23
  • Position: #199 / 501
  • Number of attempts: 3
Sort and add attributes - 1133 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #25 / 464
  • Number of attempts: 2
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 2797 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #175 / 638
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 5864 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 38
  • Position: #533 / 1449
  • Number of attempts: 1
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