Tag Archives: ti-nspire

Starting with Lua programming on the Nspire

Hello and welcome to the tutorials index page!

You have several options to learn TI-Nspire Lua programming.

Inspired-Lua hosts several tutorials, but also links to other websites (like Steve Arnold’s). Here are some good resources:

We highly advise you to start…. by the beginning, and for that, click here for A-to-Z TI-Nspire Lua tutorials.

If you want to dive in the theory-based tutorials about Lua on the TI-Nspire, explaining how things actually work, head over here.

However, if you want to directly start Nspire-Lua scripting on a practice-based way, learning by example, you can go there.

Happy Lua programming on the TI-Nspire !

Graphical chemical reaction analysis (Nspire Lua)

(By the way, don’t think that I’m talking about me at the third-person : this is a translation I’ve done of the original TI-Planet article ūüėČ )

Another exclusive TI-Planet program today!

Our dear member Adriweb, after releasing the Chemical Reaction analysis program for TI-83 + / 84 + ( http://tiplanet.org/forum/archives_voir.php?id=1308 ) , has now programmed its Nspire version ! This is a first on this calculator, especially as it profits from the main new feature offered by the OS 3 : Lua Scripting, like the program TabVar 3, presented yesterday.

This .tns document actually consists of two parts:

-> You run the program (TI-Basic) avancement() and follow the steps to provide information on the chemical reaction to be studied.

-> Go to the next tab and watch the table drawn in detail and in color (Nspire CX only) !

A screenshot?


This program is open source and licensed under the Creative Commons BY-SA 2.0.

Source code : https://github.com/adriweb/Tableau-d-Avancement-LUA/blob/master/TableauAvancement.lua

Link the topic of TIPlanet (more info + download ….): http://tiplanet.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=43&t=8385

Download link directly : http://tiplanet.org/index.php?mod=archives&ac=voir&id=3754

(Click on the “Telecharger” button)

TI-Planet.org : the website that creates smart programs !

By the way, Happy Halloween;-)

Great TI-Nspire Lua Contest 2011

The contest is now over, thanks to everybody who participated !


The websites Inspired-Lua and TI-Planet, with our partner R. JARRETY (where you can order your TI calcs with great TI-Planet prices), are organizing a new, great contest  in  a scale never seen before !

First, for the first time in the history of our site, the competition crosses the borders of France and whatever your country of residence, you can take part in it !

Moreover, the prize is absolutely amazing and unprecedented :
-> 3¬†TI-Nspire¬†CAS¬†CX <- , so that’s three times more likely¬†to win!


No, you’re not dreaming !

You only have to create a Lua program for TI-Nspire in connection with one of these three categories:

  • Mathematics
  • Physics and Chemistry
  • Games

You’ll need¬†an Nspire OS (or software) 3.0 or later (preferably 3.0.2 – see links).

The only requirement is that your program is suitable for a French user. If your program displays text, use single common words in a foreign language is tolerated.

Use Google Translate if needed.

To participate, simply send an email to    info @ tiplanet . org by November 7th, 2011 23:59 GMT +2 (DST French) with these information :

  • your full name
  • your full address
  • a valid email address
  • which is *only* used to send your reward

  • the chosen category
  • an¬†archive¬†as an attachment

The attached archive will contain:

  • the program¬†format ‘tns’
  • source code
  • a description in¬†a¬†file ‘readme.txt’
  • possibly¬†documentation¬†(format and¬†contents are free)

You can submit only one program for the competition, so you can participate in only one category. Choose the right one wisely !

However, it is perfectly possible to update an already submitted or even change the program or the category you chose just by sending a new email to participate, since only the last one received will be taken into account.

Good luck to everybody !


Official Rules
Inspired-Lua (documentation & Lua ressources)
TI-Planet (help & resources)
Lua generator, “Luna”
OS 3.0.2 for TI-Nspire
OS 3.0.2 for TI-Nspire CAS
OS 3.0.2 for TI-Nspire CX
OS 3.0.2 for TI-Nspire CX CAS
TI-Nspire 3.0.2 Software student for PC (free for 30 days)
TI-Nspire 3.0.2 Software student for Mac (free for 30 days)
TI-Nspire 3.0.2 Software teacher for PC (free for 90 days)
TI-Nspire 3.0.2 Software teacher for Mac (free for 90 days)