R Programming is sort of the darling of the academia and researchers as well due to the cutting edge tools of data science and analytics that it offers. Not only does its open source nature ensure that contributors to the project are able to come out with packages that facilitates in making R Programming be able to sport the latest advances in its field but also make it a option that may be implemented with burning a hole in ones pockets.
The Disadvantages of R
In spite of all its flexibility, R is found want in a number of specific situations. R cannot scale properly with large sets of data. There have been a number of efforts to overcome this significant disadvantage of R, but these efforts have not met with much success and the bottleneck remains an issue which needs to be dealt with seriously.