Antoine Pitrou added the comment:

> Display the average, rather than the minimum, of the timings *and* display 
> the standard deviation. It should help a little bit to get more reproductible 
> results

That entirely depends on which benchmark you are running.

> Disabling the GC is not fair: real applications use it

timeit was never meant to benchmark real applications, it is a 
micro-benchmarking tool.


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