Apache is already set to 1200 seconds because of issues previously with gateway/quiz's. So 20 minutes. Which makes the timeout after about 1 minute odd, and I figured it was the communication from Apache through to WeBWorK - that is, the WeBWorK system is taking more than a minute. Hence why I was considering whether the Statistics functionality could be accessed manually for a course, e.g., from a terminal.
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Statistics calculations for assignment - timeout
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