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I have a graph and it doesn't start at zero. How do I add the symbol (my vague description is mentioned in the title) to the y axis of the graph? If it helps, my graph is a scatterplot.

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It helps if your file, code or something minimal was given here so that we don't need to find a proper example to replicate your problem. See for example this one to provide some data on the fly to your example : tex.stackexchange.com/questions/79177/… –  percusse Oct 27 '12 at 11:36

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There's the key axis y discontinuity=<crunch|parallel|none> that will insert a symbol on your axis:

\documentclass[tikz,border=2mm]{article}
\usepackage{pgfplots}

\begin{document}
\begin{tikzpicture}
\begin{axis}[ymin=370,axis y discontinuity=crunch]
\addplot {rnd*200+400};
\end{axis}
\end{tikzpicture}
\end{document}
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