Lua environment installation

Installation on Linux system

Installation of Lua on Linux & Mac is very simple. You only need to download the source code package and decompress and compile it in the terminal. This article uses version 5.3.0 for installation:

curl -R -O
tar zxf lua-5.3.0.tar.gz
cd lua-5.3.0
make linux test
make install

Installation on Mac OS X system

curl -R -O
tar zxf lua-5.3.0.tar.gz
cd lua-5.3.0
make macosx test
make install

Next we create a HelloWorld.lua file with the following code:

print("Hello World!")

Execute the following command:

$ lua HelloWorld.lua

The output result is:

Hello World!

Window Install Lua on the system

window Next, you can use an IDE environment called "SciTE" to execute the lua program. The download address is:

  • The download address of this site: LuaForWindows_v5.1.4-46.exe

  • Github download address:

  • Google Code download address: /p/luaforwindows/downloads/list

After double-clicking to install, you can write and run Lua programs in this environment.

You can also use LuaDist using the officially recommended method of Lua: