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RiTa: A toolkit for natural language and computational literature

The RiTa website

RiTa is designed to be an easy-to-use toolkit for experiments in natural language and generative literature. It is implemented in Java and JavaScript (with a common API for both). It is free/libre and open-source via the GPL license.

In node.js

To install, do the following from a terminal prompt

$ npm install rita

then use require() from your code

var rita = require('rita');
var rs = rita.RiString("The elephant took a bite!");

To run tests, do the following from a terminal prompt:

$ cd node_modules/rita && npm install && npm test

Or, see the 'Development Setup' instructions below...

Please! We are looking for more coders to help out... Just press Fork at the top of this github page and get started, or follow the instructions below...

  • Download and install git, npm, and gulp. If you have them already, move on to step #2.

    a. You can find a version of git for your OS here
    b. The easiest way to install npm is to install node.js
    c. You can install gulp via npm as follows:

      $ npm install -g gulp
  • Fork and clone this library.

    a. First, login to github and fork the project
    b. Then, from a terminal/shell:

    $ git clone
  • Now navigate into the project folder and install dependencies via npm.

    $ cd RiTaJS && npm install
  • To create the library from src, use gulp.

    $ gulp build
  • Optionally run tests in node with gulp.

    $ gulp test
  • Work on an existing issue, then submit a pull request...