dfeR is an R package designed to help standardised R programming across the Department for Education and facilitate sharing of business specific functions.

Current functionality is focussed around the following:

  1. Templates for analytical projects

  2. Publication R Markdown Templates

  3. Working with Microsoft SQL Databases

  4. DfE specific formatting


dfeR is not currently available on CRAN. You can instead install the development version from GitHub with:


When installing dfeR on your work laptop you will need to use the following code set the proxy before installation:

Sys.setenv(https_proxy = "http://ad\\yourusername:yourwindowspassword@")

Note: You must substitute the yourusername and yourwindowspassword with your own details.