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Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Posted by Duncan on 2 June 2011, 17:57 GMT

The following was emailed to Magnus and I from Dave Santucci at Texas Instruments:

Duncan, Magnus,

I wanted to let you and the ticalc.org community know that the TI-Nspire now has a scripting capability that is public.

The tools and documentation are available at http://education.ti.com/nspire/scripting

These are initial resources but we wanted to get them out there so that people could begin to take advantage of them. There are future improvements in the works, so the development and definition team would like to get your feedback (there is a link to the team on the web page above).

We are excited about the possibilities of scripting for the TI-Nspire platform. We look forward to seeing what you all come up with and in working with you to improve the scripting capabilities over time.

Regards,

Dave Santucci
Product Line Strategy
Texas Instruments
Education Technology

What do you think?

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Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
eelo.rrats  Account Info

Very interesting! I am excited at the possibilities Lua introduces to programming on the calculator. What level of sophistication can we achieve with this?

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 18:50 GMT

Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
elfprince13 Account Info
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Sounds like great news to me! Nice to see them responding to our interests.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 19:32 GMT

Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
KermMartian  Account Info
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Funnily enough, I got the same email, except modified slightly to mention me as a coder and Cemetech as a community. Methinks that all of the complaining we did, including the well-publicized editorial I wrote criticizing TI's attitude with the Nspire and recommending the C-programmable Casio Prizm, might have actually made an impact. Huzzah.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 19:35 GMT

Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Indeed, and I also think that the fact TI actions were featured outside the TI community on technology sites where Sony actions are reported too probably scared them that they would get a similar reputation towards everyone, not just calc programmers, not to mention I am sure they probably noticed the Casio PRIZM development.

I personally did not get any e-mail, but TexasInstrumentsCalc sent me a friend invite on Youtube and the former TI-BANK moderator team (Critor, Levak and Adriweb) were offered by TI to beta-test the Nspire Lua tool a few weeks ago.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 20:20 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
KermMartian  Account Info
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Indeed, I got an invite from that Youtube account as well, but I wasn't convinced it was TheRealTI. :)

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 21:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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Yeah I'm skeptical too, since I recall seeing another TI channel there before.

Reply to this comment    3 June 2011, 00:06 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
JosJuice  Account Info

The two channels I've seen are TICalculators and TexasInstrumentsCalc... Both look like they are TI's, but I'm not sure.

Reply to this comment    3 June 2011, 06:14 GMT


Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
DavidG Account Info
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You did tell them to allow C and ARM on the Nspire like in Casio, right? I hope you gave suggestions instead of just bashing TI and saying Casio++.

Thanks for helping us though :)

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 21:36 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
KermMartian  Account Info
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I could have sworn you read the editorial; it's linked from the Web Page link of this post.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 21:43 GMT

Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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It's good that TI now opens their platform to more development. Now the next step is that they stop blocking Ndless in future OS updates and keep Lua development free.

Reply to this comment    2 June 2011, 20:10 GMT

Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Looks like they rushed this out in an attempt (which I hope will prove unsuccessful) to squash the development of a community-developed conversion tool which would hopefully actually be cross-platform and not covered by a restrictive EULA. ExtendeD was already quite far at writing one, he already figured out the encryption used.

Reply to this comment    4 June 2011, 03:43 GMT

Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
adriweb Account Info
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Just to ket you guys know that an official website about TI-Nspire Lua scripting is being made (for now, some tutorials are there, and and online documentation).

Here's the URL : http://www.inspired-lua.org

Reply to this comment    4 June 2011, 12:40 GMT

Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
KermMartian  Account Info
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I don't think official is exactly the word you're looking for, unless that's made by TI (which it doesn't look like to me). :) I think you mean "unofficial".

Reply to this comment    4 June 2011, 17:18 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Jim Bauwens Account Info

Well, Adriweb, Levak and Critor are working together with TI under NDA. The site got the 'blessing' from TI, so you can call it a bit official.

Reply to this comment    6 June 2011, 13:25 GMT


Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Kevin Kofler Account Info
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Grrr, another unauthorized use of MY "INspireD" pun! You could have at least asked…

And TI will not be happy about you calling it "official", either.

Reply to this comment    4 June 2011, 22:48 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
KermMartian  Account Info
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No offense, but it hardly takes a group of world-class minds to come up with that pun repeatedly. :P

Reply to this comment    5 June 2011, 04:30 GMT

Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Kevin Ouellet Account Info
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the only thing I have against the use of Inspired, InspireD, inspired or whatever is that I always mistype it as Nspired, because the calculator name is TI-Nspire, not TI-Inspire. :P

Reply to this comment    5 June 2011, 04:39 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Duncan Smith Account Info
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I'm pretty sure that TI came up with that before you did.

Reply to this comment    5 June 2011, 04:44 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Squalyl Account Info
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He is Kevin Kofler.

Your argument is invalid.

Reply to this comment    6 June 2011, 13:30 GMT


Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Statement from TI about Lua Scripting
Peter Fernandes  Account Info
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Like

Reply to this comment    7 June 2011, 02:07 GMT

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