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Played Challenges

Prime Numbers - 337 entries

List the first 100 prime numbers.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 374
  • Position: #88 / 98
  • Number of attempts: 1
Wrap the text of an email message to 79 characters - 601 entries

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

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 6
  • Position: #294 / 360
  • Number of attempts: 2
Search and Replace 0 - 4695 entries

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

  • Best score: 12
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #851 / 1556
  • Number of attempts: 2
Python Hello World! Reformatting - 907 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: 45
  • Position: #254 / 353
  • Number of attempts: 2
Ruby 1.9 hashes - 1177 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
  • Position: #112 / 387
  • Number of attempts: 3
CSV to JSON - 154 entries

A search for shortest vimissh way to convert CSV to JSON.

  • Best score: 56
  • Best player score: 116
  • Position: #38 / 61
  • Number of attempts: 1
Shebangs for all - 1787 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: #227 / 470
  • Number of attempts: 9
A Simple One - 957 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: #19 / 624
  • Number of attempts: 1
Round Round - 243 entries

Round Round

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 74
  • Position: #48 / 81
  • Number of attempts: 1
82 bottles of beer on the wall - 289 entries

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

  • Best score: 107
  • Best player score: 146
  • Position: #105 / 135
  • Number of attempts: 2
Table Reshuffle - 360 entries

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

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 40
  • Position: #97 / 129
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse and count - 420 entries

Someone typed things upside down and now a Vim ninja needs to reverse the lines and count how many there are.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 25
  • Position: #71 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 4
Letters are numbers - 138 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
  • Position: #12 / 69
  • Number of attempts: 3
Another Mixed-Up Haiku - 228 entries

VimGolf ... a perfect evening?

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 21
  • Position: #7 / 82
  • Number of attempts: 8
Reverse Simple Deletion - 787 entries

You did the simple deletion, now reverse it.

  • Best score: 11
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #73 / 437
  • Number of attempts: 2
Increment, increment, increment.... - 599 entries

Vim likes macros

  • Best score: 10
  • Best player score: 12
  • Position: #112 / 382
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sorting paragraphs - 495 entries

Order the paragraphs correctly, per prefixed index

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 28
  • Position: #67 / 153
  • Number of attempts: 1
Indentation - 454 entries

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

  • Best score: 21
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #53 / 161
  • Number of attempts: 3
Hatsuyume - 428 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #106 / 169
  • Number of attempts: 2
The Cake is a Lie - 1234 entries

Correct the capitalization of each word

  • Best score: 3
  • Best player score: 9
  • Position: #54 / 497
  • Number of attempts: 6
Fix the Haiku - 265 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: 40
  • Position: #49 / 106
  • Number of attempts: 1
Context insensitive completion 0 - 476 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: #144 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 3
Compile C - 341 entries

You might have to get clever to do this one.

  • Best score: 19
  • Best player score: 29
  • Position: #109 / 126
  • Number of attempts: 3
Context Insensitive completion 1 - 437 entries

Finish writing this simple Python HTTP server.

  • Best score: 18
  • Best player score: 18
  • Position: #21 / 224
  • Number of attempts: 1
Almost encrypted - 185 entries

Convert the first paragraph to be even less readable.

  • Best score: 5
  • Best player score: 5
  • Position: #8 / 139
  • Number of attempts: 2
Make Fancy Header - 983 entries

Make the header text stand out with surrounding asterisks

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 16
  • Position: #10 / 331
  • Number of attempts: 5
Reformat some Python - 565 entries

Fix some very bizarrely laid-out code.

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 42
  • Position: #106 / 223
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat a C golf submission - 536 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: 48
  • Position: #185 / 195
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reverse characters in a line - 657 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: 30
  • Position: #215 / 239
  • Number of attempts: 1
Reformat most common surnames - 599 entries

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

  • Best score: 23
  • Best player score: 39
  • Position: #142 / 188
  • Number of attempts: 3
Remember FizzBuzz? - 596 entries

Output FizzBuzz to 100. Start with nothing.

  • Best score: 39
  • Best player score: 80
  • Position: #140 / 167
  • Number of attempts: 1
Get rid of html tags - 348 entries

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

  • Best score: 15
  • Best player score: 17
  • Position: #29 / 209
  • Number of attempts: 1
Change the content of a string - 1364 entries

This docstring is a complete lie. Fix it.

  • Best score: 22
  • Best player score: 22
  • Position: #14 / 525
  • Number of attempts: 2
Sort and add attributes - 1217 entries

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

  • Best score: 33
  • Best player score: 33
  • Position: #19 / 492
  • Number of attempts: 4
Reconstruct the Sentence - 1168 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: #4 / 350
  • Number of attempts: 7
Braces or Brackets? - 713 entries

Someone forgot whether to use braces or brackets and you have to clean up their code!

  • Best score: 34
  • Best player score: 44
  • Position: #112 / 253
  • Number of attempts: 3
Whitespace, empty lines and tabs - 3043 entries

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

  • Best score: 16
  • Best player score: 26
  • Position: #343 / 673
  • Number of attempts: 7
Flodder-challenge - 928 entries

Replace the text the most efficient and win!

  • Best score: 27
  • Best player score: 34
  • Position: #93 / 274
  • Number of attempts: 6
Simple text editing with Vim - 11708 entries

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

  • Best score: 13
  • Best player score: 14
  • Position: #723 / 3431
  • Number of attempts: 2
Reformat/Refactor a Golfer Class - 6075 entries

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

  • Best score: 32
  • Best player score: 36
  • Position: #379 / 1498
  • Number of attempts: 2
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