As a new user, the
Filter List documentation was confusing/unclear. The documentation states that the function will:
take an input list and a text file with identifiers to filter the list with
This led me to believe that partial identifiers could be used, such as “Rep1” matching all data sets in the list with “Rep1” in their names. I found, however, that the filter function will only work if entire file names are used.
If the intended behavior is to only match complete file names and not support partial matches, I think the documentation would be more clear if it used “file names” instead of “identifiers”.
If the intended behavior is to support partial matches, then I think there may be a bug as I was not able to get partial matches using either a plain string or a proper regular expression as identifiers in my text file.