Meaning of py36 in source-activate terminal command


What is the purpose of using command " source activate py36 "?

I just used the command " python " after exporting the PATH … and it worked well and python3 was launched…

Hi, Deepak.

source activate is a command in a linux to activate any virtual environment. venv
As you have exported the path export PATH=/usr/local/anaconda/bin:$PATH
So the Anaconda Python 3.6.8 which is running at this path will be available to your present working environment as you are exporting it.

All the best!