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Lua Scripting in TI-Nspire™

What is Lua?

Lua is a powerful, fast scripting language that is supported by TI-Nspire™ teaching and learning technology. Using the Script Editor that is built in to TI-Nspire™ software, educators, students, developers and content publishers can:

  • Script engaging math and science activities and simulations and insert them in free, downloadable TI-Nspire™ documents (.tns)
  • Create dynamic, interactive programs that can be shared across the TI-Nspire™ family to meet specific curriculum needs

  • Develop custom applications that function like TI-Nspire™ built-in app; copied and pasted in other .tns documents; and split-screened to communicate with other apps


hp-nl-calc-icon-on  Create new teaching and learning opportunities
Educators and students can use Lua to add new dimensions of functionality to their TI-Nspire™ technology — including TI-Nspire™ software, the TI-Nspire™ family of handhelds and the TI-Nspire™ Apps for iPad® 
 hp-aus-teachers-on Take TI-Nspire™ technology out of the classroom
Lua scripting is ideal for a wider programming community seeking a powerful but simple-to-use programming and gaming platform. Developers already are sharing work and learning from one another on existing online communities.
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Publishers and TI alliance partners around the world will find Lua perfect for math and science content development.