A programming environment for cyberphysical programming (Linux/macOS/Windows).
Note: Extempore is not yet compatible with Apple Silicon.
The easy way
Download VSCode, install the Extempore extension and then use the Extempore: Download binary command to do the rest.
Note: Extempore's binary releases are built automatically for Windows, macOS and Linux (Linux release are built on Ubuntu, on other distros YMMV).
For more details, head to the Quickstart page in Extempore's online docs.
The slightly harder way (for those who don't want to use VSCode)
Download the latest binary
release for your platform, unzip
it and run
extempore.exe on Windows) from inside the
Then, set up your text editor of choice and away you go.
Build from source
For more information, check out BUILDING.md.
Extempore's CMake build process downloads and build all the dependencies you need (including LLVM). So, if you've got a C++ compiler, git and CMake, here are some one-liner build commands:
git clone https://github.com/digego/extempore && mkdir extempore/build && cd extempore/build && cmake -DASSETS=ON .. && make && sudo make install
On Windows (if you're using VS2019---adjust as necessary for your VS version):
git clone https://github.com/digego/extempore && mkdir extempore/build && cd extempore/build && cmake -G "Visual Studio 16 2019" -A x64 -DASSETS=ON .. && cmake --build . --target INSTALL --config Release
Note: in the above one-liners the
ASSETS build-time option (boolean, default
OFF) is set to
ON. This will download the Extempore binary assets---required
for many of the examples, but adds a ~300MB download to build process. If you'd
rather not do that, and are happy with some of the examples not working, then
See Extempore in action
Check out these videos:
- The Concert Programmer
- Interactive, distributed, physics simulation
- Programming in Time
- The Physics Playroom - interactive installation
- An old Graphics Demo
- A Programmer's Guide to Western Music
- Ben's livecoding gig videos
The Extempore core team is Andrew Sorensen & Ben Swift. Jim Kuhn contributed significant performance improvements, which are not reflected in the commit logs, but for which we are extremely grateful. Many others have contributed to Extempore's development (see the full list).
Docs & Community
Extempore documentation can be found at https://extemporelang.github.io/docs/
You can also join the Extempore community:
- Extempore Google group/mailing list
- #extempore on chat.toplap.org (although not as well-monitored as the mailing list)
- Extempore: The design, implementation and application of a cyber-physical programming language
- Systems level liveness with extempore
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