Useful Lua Libraries

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Useful Lua Libraries

Postby poptart911 » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:19 am

I thought it would be a good idea to have a thread where everyone could post links to useful lua modules/libraries/whatevertheyarecalledinlua for making bots. So that way people who aren't the greatest coders can get a jump start on making a bot. I've got some good stuff (i hope) cooking for dr. strangebot, and I'll post it here when it is ready. In the meantime, read my thread for all of strangebot's code.
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Postby martin » Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:59 pm

All of the code for Joshua can be found here:

This directory includes my rather basic whiteboard functions.

There is a subdirectory there which contains various useful Lua libraries. At the moment:
    Queue -> First in first out
    Set -> An item can only be in a set once (efficient to add, remove, and check for membership of things)
    Stack -> First in, last out
    Quadtree -> Subdivide a region of space into 4 quadtrees, recursively, based on a predicate
    Multithreading -> Perform long running tasks across multiple frames
    Minmaxheap -> Allows efficient retrieval of the minimum and maximum items of all items within the heap (extremely fast for huge datasets)
    Enumeration -> Querying library inspired by LINQ

If anyone wants more specifics on how to use them, you can either find them scattered about the Joshua code, or ask me. I can't be bothered to type up proper documentation for them all ;)

these can be found here: ... /Utilities
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