We provide binary installers for several common platform. It allows you to try out quickly Torch. For extensive usage (or if you have another platform!), we strongly encourage installing from the sources.

For all platforms we provide several executables:

Basic command line Lua. Does not support graphics. See lua -h for help.
Command line or IDE Lua. Handles graphics and IDE. See qlua -h for help. Run qlua -ide if you like IDE environments.

We also provide additional specific platform executables:

IDE application available on MacOS X (corresponds to qlua -ide).
IDE application available on Windows (corresponds to qlua -ide).


  1. Debian/Ubuntu 64 bits
  2. MacOS X Intel
  3. Windows