Marc-Andre Lemburg added the comment:

We had a similar discussion a while back for pybench. Consensus
then was to use the minimum as basis for benchmarking:

I had used the average before this discussion in pybench 1.0:

There are arguments both pro and con using min or avg values.

I'd suggest to display all values and base the findings on
all available values, rather than just one:
min, max, avg, median, stddev.

nosy: +lemburg
title: Enhance the timeit module -> Enhance the timeit module: display average 
+- std dev instead of minimum

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