## Is it possible to call a function from a separate Python script even if the whole project is in Lua?

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coder212
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### Is it possible to call a function from a separate Python script even if the whole project is in Lua?

I use Lua in my project. But there is a task I need to be done, which I cannot find a way to code it Lua so I coded it with Python. Is it possible to call a function from a separate Python script using Lua?

coppelia
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### Re: Is it possible to call a function from a separate Python script even if the whole project is in Lua?

Hello,

normally the approach you would take is to write a plugin that offers the missing functionality, via a new script command, e.g.

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local outArg1,outArg2,...=simMyPlugin.doSomeTask(inArg1,inArg2,...)
If you have an external application (i.e. not running in CoppeliaSim), then you have several ways to handle this via a means of communication.

E.g. using the ZeroMQ functionality (in the linked example, you would have the requester in a CoppeliaSim script, and the responder running in Python and handling requests from CoppeliaSim.

Cheers