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Portable Lua kernel for Jupyter

Project description


ILua is a feature-packed, portable console and Jupyter kernel for the Lua language.


  • Lua-implementation agnostic
    • Should work with any lua interpreter out of the box
    • Works with Lua5.1-5.3, LuaJIT and even some exotic implementations like GopherLua
  • Code completions
  • Code inspection
    • Retreive function documentation
    • Can even retreive the function source if available (invoked with ??)
  • Pretty-printed results
  • Access last result with _
  • Cross-session execution history
  • Works on Linux and Windows
  • No native dependencies for Lua
  • Python's pip based installation

Project Status

ILua is under heavy development, but I would still really appreciate if you could open an issue about what bothers you, or even send a pull request!


pip install ilua

# From source
git clone --recurse-submodules
cd ilua
pip install -e . --user
python install_data -d ~/.local # pip install -e . forgets data_files...

A Bit on ILua's Architecture

As opposed to existing Lua Jupyter kernels which implement the Jupyter protocol in Lua (and depend on lzmq which is a native module), ILua implements the communication with Jupyter in Python, which in turn talks with Lua via named-pipe IPC. This frees ILua from being bounded to a single Lua implementation ABI.

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