## Need some help with learning Lua

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ENTiTY01
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### Need some help with learning Lua

Hello everyone,

I am here because I recently found out about LOVE, so I was interested in it, but I found out that it used Lua but I don't know how to program with Lua(I know other languages like C++ & C#) and I really like someone to point me at some link where I can learn Lua. I've heard it's not that hard but I can't find any good places to learn it.

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### Re: Need some help with learning Lua

Anything you need to know, just Google it. There's a lot of Lua help on the internet. It's pretty basic. No pun intended. Okay yes it was.

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### Re: Need some help with learning Lua

Well if you are fond of distant education approach, here is Lua's 101 which people are usually refer to from code-related keywords on Google. Not really a cookbook but its one of most comprehensive things on subject. Otherwise, you should query "lua basic tutorial" or something to dive into the deep of someone else's vision on programming guide with examples and whatnot. But i think in reality you are going to refer to first source anyway so its good to have it at your fingertips.

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### Re: Need some help with learning Lua

If you do already know a bit about programming I found this useful

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### Re: Need some help with learning Lua

Thank you all for your replies it helped me get started
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### Re: Need some help with learning Lua

]https://youtu.be/iMacxZQMPXs
I thought this was a good introduction. He covers a lot of material in a shallow way. You find something that interests you - you can trawl google and dig deeper.

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### Re: Need some help with learning Lua

The PIL teaches you everything there is to know about Lua and is (in my opinion) one of the best books about programming languages in general. It's a bit dense, but given that you already know other programming languages that should be no problem.
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