So I'm taking an applied numerical methods course this year, and we are not putting any emphasis on Matlab. Well, we do use it on homeworks and assignments, but he does not teach us more than the very basics (for, while loops, if iterations). The weird thing is that all the math we learn in the class can be done on Matlab using these very basic operations. I know that there is a time limit in which all of this material can be taught, but what I'm wondering is: will this lack of competence in Matlab effect me in any way further down the road (whether it be in industry or research)? Why isn't Matlab taught extensively, since it is what makes numerical methods possible, for lack of a better word?