### How to use this tool?

This free online converter lets you convert code from Matlab to Lua in a click of a button. To use this converter, take the following steps -

- Type or paste your Matlab code in the input box.
- Click the convert button.
- The resulting Lua code from the conversion will be displayed in the output box.

### Examples

The following are examples of code conversion from Matlab to Lua using this converter. Note that you may not always get the same code since it is generated by an AI language model which is not 100% deterministic and gets updated from time to time.

Example 1 - Is String Palindrome

Program that checks if a string is a palindrome or not.

Matlab

Lua

Example 2 - Even or Odd

A well commented function to check if a number if odd or even.

Matlab

Lua

### Key differences between Matlab and Lua

Characteristic | Matlab | Lua |
---|---|---|

Syntax | Matlab uses a syntax that is similar to traditional programming languages, with a focus on matrix operations and mathematical functions. | Lua has a simple and flexible syntax that is easy to learn and use, with a focus on tables and functions. |

Paradigm | Matlab is primarily a procedural language, but also supports object-oriented programming. | Lua is a multi-paradigm language that supports procedural, functional, and object-oriented programming. |

Typing | Matlab is dynamically typed, meaning that variable types are determined at runtime. | Lua is dynamically typed, meaning that variable types are determined at runtime. |

Performance | Matlab is optimized for numerical computations and has good performance for these types of tasks. | Lua is a lightweight language and may not have the same level of performance as other languages for certain tasks. |

Libraries and frameworks | Matlab has a large number of built-in libraries and toolboxes for various tasks, including numerical computation, data analysis, and machine learning. | Lua has a smaller set of built-in libraries, but there are many third-party libraries available for various tasks. |

Community and support | Matlab has a large and active community, with many resources available for learning and support. | Lua has a smaller community than some other languages, but there are still many resources available for learning and support. |

Learning curve | Matlab has a moderate learning curve, with a focus on mathematical concepts and syntax. | Lua has a relatively easy learning curve, with a simple syntax and a focus on practical programming concepts. |