Analyzing API Performance Hour-of-Day Statistics

A recent post analyzed API performance by hour of day over a one-week period. The average performance of calls to the API was fairly consistent, except for calls made in the last hour of the day (the hour before Midnight Universal Time). The question is: why was average performance so much worse during the last hour of the day? To gain deeper insight into the characteristics of the data, we’ll compute statistics (minimum, maximum, mean, and standard deviation) for the raw data in each hour-of-day bin. First, we initialize several Python NumPy arrays…

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