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Arduino vs Lua: What are the differences?

Arduino: An open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software. Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software; Lua: Powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

Arduino can be classified as a tool in the "Internet of Things Hardware" category, while Lua is grouped under "Languages".

"It's uncomplicated, reliable, easy to understand, easy " is the top reason why over 2 developers like Arduino, while over 19 developers mention "Fast learning curve" as the leading cause for choosing Lua.

Arduino and Lua are both open source tools. Arduino with 9.33K GitHub stars and 6.53K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than Lua with 1.26K GitHub stars and 436 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Lua has a broader approval, being mentioned in 55 company stacks & 23 developers stacks; compared to Arduino, which is listed in 6 company stacks and 58 developer stacks.

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I am trying to make Roblox game which requires Lua. I quite don't want to go with Lua just because other tools just might let me do more projects later on. I heard that Python is most similar to Lua, but I am still not sure which tool to use. Java, I think it will help me with many stuff later on for websites, projects, and more!

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Since you are trying to make a Roblox game, you have no other option than to use Lua, since Roblox only allows coding in Lua. Yes, you've heard right, Python is identical and as easy as Lua, although Lua is easier than Python. Beginning from Lua and then escalating to Python is recommended. Java is only helpful when you are creating a heavy, big-budget, enterprise-level product, otherwise, Python would suffice.

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Pros of Arduino
Pros of Lua
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    It's uncomplicated, reliable, easy to understand, easy
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    Fast learning curve
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    Efficient memory usage
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    Very easy to embed in C programs
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    Open source
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    Good for game scripting
  • 6
    Supported in most game engines
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    Syntax is amazing
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    Simple Language
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    Pretty simple to learn
  • 4
    Quick to code
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Cons of Arduino
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      Nooby
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      Not widespread

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    What is Arduino?

    Arduino is an open-source electronics prototyping platform based on flexible, easy-to-use hardware and software.

    What is Lua?

    Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping.

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