What I ended up doing, in case anyone is interested or if anyone has had a similar issue, is using the if function in excel (twice).

I copied my two columns of data into excel. Then created four if function columns, one for job > 19, one for life > 16, one for job <= 19, and one for life <= 16. Now I have four columns for each pair of data with two ones and two zeros in each column depending on the original value in the data.

Next I made four more columns of if functions. The first one represented the high/high condition where those two columns added together to equal 2 (here the true condition was represented by a 1. The second one represented the low/low condition where those two columns added together to equal 2 (here the true condition was represented by a 2). Hopefully the pattern is clear at this point. The result of these four columns is that if the data represent the high/high condition, then there is a 1 in the first of these four columns and the rest are zeros. If the data represent the low/low condition, then there is a 2 in the second of these four columns, etc.

Finally I did a sum function with the end result being one column with either a 1, 2, 3, or 4 (where the 1 is the high/high, 2 is the low/low, 3 is the high/low, and 4 is the low/high. Now I have my grouping variable in one column and can run a discriminant analysis.

I'm sure there was an easier way, but this is how I did it.

Andy