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Played Challenges

Generate a very basic Python constructor (fixed) - 358 entries

Original by @BiddulphCaleb (http://www.vimgolf.com/challenges/6019f1c4642668000cee11e8) - had some extra spaces in output file.

  • Best score: 29
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #16 / 91
  • Number of attempts: 11
Fix the shell script! - 706 entries

Fix the shell script with the fewest keystrokes!

  • Best score: 26
  • Best player score: 27
  • Position: #48 / 182
  • Number of attempts: 6
Visual block training - 299 entries

You see the input. You see the output. Go.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #11 / 71
  • Number of attempts: 8
Put a newline after every 10 lines in vim - 810 entries

Goal is to put a newline after every 10 lines in vim.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #96 / 288
  • Number of attempts: 3
Wikitext headings to markdown - 518 entries

Convert the wikitext headings to markdown.

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #29 / 121
  • Number of attempts: 11
hello-world-vimgolf - 1376 entries

Simple number generation

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #228 / 392
  • Number of attempts: 2
Contribute to keyboard mashing - 572 entries

Speak in tongues

  • Best score: 17
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #69 / 176
  • Number of attempts: 4
Fill in the chess board - 465 entries

Fill in the name of each square using its file (a-h) and rank (1-8).

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 20
  • Position: #26 / 103
  • Number of attempts: 6
Plotting some variables in python - 1111 entries

4 sets of (x,y) variables to plot. Just increment the numbers! Well, let's change the colors of the lines as well. Oh and we meant to plot the absolute values of course.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 35
  • Position: #56 / 235
  • Number of attempts: 7
Transpose a python matrix - 515 entries

Rotate the matrix in 90 degrees.

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 24
  • Position: #24 / 101
  • Number of attempts: 11
Create a diamond comment - 215 entries

Encapsulate the text in a diamond pattern.

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 30
  • Position: #23 / 52
  • Number of attempts: 5
Lowercase first characters - 315 entries

This is the (abridged) input for Day 3 in Advent of Code 2019. The output is a format more suitable for Prolog programming: the two lines of input become two lists of pairs, joined together in a wires functor.

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #33 / 115
  • Number of attempts: 5
swap number pairs - 1392 entries

Swap the numbers in a bunch of 2-element arrays.

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #78 / 275
  • Number of attempts: 5
HS Final exam vimgolf - 630 entries

Change the initial file to a single line containing all names comma-separated with numbers inside parentheses.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #58 / 170
  • Number of attempts: 1
Easy modification of ssh config - 185 entries

Just add another alias to each worker

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #25 / 57
  • Number of attempts: 5
Rural Post - 4063 entries

Simple challenge to remove all but the post code on each line

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #423 / 1007
  • Number of attempts: 5
Satisfy the go linter - 1995 entries

You just came up with this briliant go vars package. But dang, you forgot to add comments to the exported variables. Can you add a comment over each variable with a TODO-placeholder?

  • Best score: 20
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #167 / 399
  • Number of attempts: 3
From a Thunderlink to a Markdown link - 694 entries

ThunderLinks are durable hyperlinks to specific email messages generated from Thunderbird in HTML format. Leverage the power of vim to make them suitable for a markdown-formatted file.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #62 / 154
  • Number of attempts: 6
Yo To Hello - 1042 entries

Simply Turn Yo To Hello

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #361 / 477
  • Number of attempts: 1
Replace pattern with 1, 2, 3, ... on each line - 1025 entries

For each line replace a search pattern (in this case $) with numbers starting at 1 and then increasing by 1 for each replaced match. a$b$c$ -> a0b1c2

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #81 / 207
  • Number of attempts: 9
Simple, Practical, and Common - 32879 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: 23
  • Position: #2757 / 7266
  • Number of attempts: 2
prepend * to every non-blank line - 5946 entries

Prepend an asterisk to every non-blank line in the input file.

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #707 / 1459
  • Number of attempts: 3
One number per line - 18361 entries

Just give me the numbers.

  • Best score: 14
  • Best player score: 15
  • Position: #808 / 3785
  • Number of attempts: 8
Applying same text modification in several lines - 2736 entries

Remove identical text at the beginning of several lines and the closing parenthesis.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #249 / 812
  • Number of attempts: 4
Add semicolons - 10527 entries

Simply add a semicolon at the end of each line

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 11
  • Position: #1725 / 2986
  • Number of attempts: 2
Bad Copy Syntax - 1926 entries

Copy should be from right to left, but sometimes you type it wrong.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 19
  • Position: #205 / 490
  • Number of attempts: 2
remove lines containing the word "reader" - 3448 entries

easy stuff

  • Best score: 9
  • Best player score: 10
  • Position: #825 / 1119
  • Number of attempts: 2
Com(m)a Trouble - 3369 entries

Someone was real stupid when placing his commas. Can you fix it?

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #306 / 758
  • Number of attempts: 7
Box it - 7678 entries

Create a box around a line.

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #443 / 1834
  • Number of attempts: 2
Just the middle - 11119 entries

Delete the instructions at the top and bottom.

  • Best score: 7
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #3144 / 4108
  • Number of attempts: 1
For all cases. - 126 entries

In this case... change it! :) Watch the line.

  • Best score: 8
  • Best player score: 8
  • Position: #79 / 90
  • Number of attempts: 1
Vice versa - 7508 entries

Little role switching.

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 13
  • Position: #822 / 2038
  • Number of attempts: 5
Line under headers - 1911 entries

Put a line under each header, and remove the other markdown formatting.

  • Best score: 24
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #41 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 5
A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 ! - 10529 entries

A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2014 !

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #2472 / 3635
  • Number of attempts: 1
Words in parens - 12719 entries

We should all ace this, right?

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1152 / 3913
  • Number of attempts: 2
Simple text editing with Vim - 11587 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #1855 / 3400
  • Number of attempts: 1
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