On the Lua Users Wiki are a few solutions for serializing tables. This entry is about the one called Save table to file.

It provides two functions:

  •, filename) saves a table to a text file.
  • table.load(filename) generates a table from the output file from

They allow you to easily save and load complex data. It uses Lua syntax for the data files, so it is easy to edit by hand.

It is licensed under the same license as Lua and available here.