[docs] [issue23183] timeit CLI best of 3: undocumented output format

Chathuranga report at bugs.python.org
Wed Jan 7 09:53:19 CET 2015

New submission from Chathuranga:


Following command is executed in terminal to use timeit module to measure time.

python -m timeit -v -n 3 "time.sleep(1)"

Output of the command:
raw times: 3 3 3
3 loops, best of 3: 1 sec per loop

The interpretation of this output is unclear, and no details available in the documentation.

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 233570
nosy: docs at python, hachat
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: timeit CLI best of 3: undocumented output format
type: enhancement
versions: Python 2.7

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