Scripting allows you to access OpenSim's functionality through the following programming languages:
- The scripting shell in the OpenSim GUI (which is a Jython interpreter embedded in the application)
In other words, you can access OpenSim's Application Programming Interface without compiling your code in C++.
With OpenSim scripting, you can:
- In general, you cannot create new components (e.g., a custom muscle; though there are some exceptions).
- You cannot create plugins for use through the GUI or command-line.
- In Matlab/Python, there’s no access to OpenSim's plotter (use Matlab/Python native plotter) or visualizer (use the Simbody visualizer).
- Many SimTK/Simbody classes (that belong to the SimTK namespace and simbody internals) are not available (e.g., integrators).
The sections below outline how to get started with scripting and describe the available functionality.